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Colin S.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Colin's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Colin

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a writer and usually work from home which means I have plenty of time and attention to devote to your pup. I'm up for whatever adventures your dog digs -- walks, hikes, play dates, al-fresco dining, or even just some well-earned couch potatoing.

I live in a large, one-bedroom apartment in West Hollywood just three blocks from Plummer Park - perfect for quick walks - and close to Runyon for hiking too.

Dumpling, the chubby pug pictured beside me, was my partner in crime for 12 years. Sadly, she moved on to the big farm in the sky not too long ago. I'm sure I'll have a new dog to spoil once I'm up to it, but, in the interim, I'd love to spoil yours!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Colin S.

17 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Colin's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Daycare At Colin's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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17 Reviews
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Colin works from home, so he is the perfect host if your dog needs lots of supervision. His spacious apartment has lots of room for smaller dogs to play, and he can also accommodate larger dogs. Pups are welcome to sleep in bed, but he is also comfortable with crate-trained dogs. Plus, his apartment is set back from the busy street with an outdoor area for potty breaks.
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Colin was absolutely amazing! Very kind and accommodating when our flight landed later than expected. We would love to work with Colin again!
Colin was great! Pivo had an awesome first weekend away from home.
I would highly recommend Colin to anyone who is looking for a place to board their dog. Colin took very good care of Chumley. He kept him entertained and active; Chumley was clearly happy there. Colin also sent periodic text and photo updates to let me know how things were going. I'm sure we will be back.
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Further to my first review, when we picked up Molly, we walked into Colin's house and she was completely comfy and just chilling on his couch. She felt totally at home after four days with Colin.

He was a great communicator with us while she was with him and we had total peace of mind knowing she was in great hands. He was also very flexible in allowing us to enjoy our trip for a couple of days longer.

He had her bag all packed up when we arrived to get Molly, and gave us the low down of what they did while we were away. He had walked her several times a day, they played with her toys and other dogs, and she was fed according to the schedule we provided.

A great experience all around-- don't hesitate to hire Colin to care for your dog when you can't.
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Colin is fantastic! This was our first time using Dogvacay, and weren't sure what to expect. We were going out of town for the weekend and did a meet and greet with Colin. Right away, our dog felt comfortable in his place and he was just great in helping her get acclimated. His house is very nice, super dog friendly, and safe. More importantly, Colin has so much dog experience that he just "gets it"...he doesn't rush a relationship with your dog, and he is very nurturing and he sincerely wants to spend time with your pup. This is not a job for him...you can tell he really wants to be doing this because he loves taking care of your pet, as if it were his own. We were so happy with his care of Molly that we extended another couple of days. We absolutely recommend him as a boarder, walker, day play, or whatever you are looking for in terms of dog care. We fully trust Colin with our dog and give him four paws up!!!
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Colin is the best dog sitter I've ever entrusted my little canine with! I almost don't want anyone to know so that we can keep him all for ourselves! But he truly deserves 5 stars- he's communicative, sends photos, he let my Bettie sleep with him in his bed, and he'll snapchat the whole adventure! Bettie came back exhausted, which is hard to do! Colin took her on a hike, to the dog park, and even on some errands he had. I was able to focus on several long work days knowing that she was in such great care. If dog sitting were a field of study, Colin would have his "Masters." Ha! Get it!? You will feel so happy that your pooch has been taken care of properly!
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Colin was super easy to deal with and the ladies clearly adored him :)
Collin took my dogs to the park everyday and made sure they did their business even though sometimes my dog takes a long time! Hes patient, and trustworthy! He came on time was professional and most importantly my dogs loved him!

Fantastic Job Collin! I will use your services again very soon.
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Simply the best sitter For your pups. Colin is the nicest guy and takes great care of my 8yr old Siberian huskies, hair and all. Sends texts updates and takes dogs on adventures.
1) Quick response/coordination 2) Professional preparation for stay 3) Very lovely/fun experience for puppy 4) Updates to me throughout! Highly recommended and will definitely use again,.
Colin was really easy to coordinate with and responsive about our buddy's specific needs. I came home to a very happy dog and will definitely be booking future walks with Colin!
I was VERY pleased with Colin - he's a great guy, took amazing care of my dog (giving me updates, sending pics, playing with my dog daily) and I will definitely be hiring him again on my next trip. Thanks again, Colin!
Colin was great and took good care of my puppy. I would definitely use him again.
Colin was great! He helped us out when we were in a bad situation. I definitely recommend him (especially if you have a big strong dog like us!)
Jerry made a new best buddy hanging out with Colin. He gave great care, tons of attention and cuddles and updated often. Jerry's excited for the next time his mom goes out of town and he gets to hang out with Colin again!
The boys had a great time :) Colin was great with accommodating Ari's injuries and very flexible with drop-off. Will be using him again for sure for future vacays ??
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