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Justin S.

34 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Justin's Resident Pets

Lab Mix
3 yr 0 mo old

Justin's House

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Outdoor area

About Justin

Dogs were always an integral part of my upbringing and as an adult I've always preferred a home warmed by their presence. I grew up with mostly the larger breeds (i.e. Labs, Retrievers), but love and welcome all breeds and activity levels to join our home in inner SE Portland.

We play fetch, tug, and love going to the beach near the Willamette for a nice swim too. We like walks and a lot of activities, but understand that each dog will have individual needs and adjust accordingly.

Our home has a fully enclosed and secure fenced backyard and with numerous close, easy accessible parks. I also have a truck that can accommodate any size crate or multiple crates if you need transportation or just for trips to parks not within walking distance. I work a standard 8-5 usually and have family close so weekend and holiday stays work well.
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Justin S.

34 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Justin's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
34 Reviews
My dog, Izzy enjoyed her stay with Justin and his family. She also made good friends with his dog. Thanks again, Justin and crew!
Justin is a terrific host. Buckey always likes staying there when I travel out of town. -Jim
Justin is a terrific host. Buckey always likes staying there when I travel out of town. -Jim
As always, Justin takes very good care of our dog. He walks her and gives her lots of attention. She is excited to see him each time we take her there. This time, he went the extra mile by meeting another of our care providers to pick her up since we were on a 10 day vacation, and noone was able to care for her all those days. We will continue to use Justin for our dog as long as he is willing!!
This reservation was almost a year ago, evidently I never took the time to write a review. However, Justin has provided excellent care for Mattie several times.
Justin took very good care of our dog AGAIN! Mattie is excited each time she goes, she gets walked and loved and played with. Everything she needs. She'll be visiting him again in the not too distant future.
As he has in the past, Justin has taken great care of our dog, Mattie. He is understanding of her needs. When she sees him, she is eager to say "hello."
Mattie was again very well cared for, she got lots of attention and good healthy walks. Although she was glad to see us, we could see bonding between her and her caregivers. We're so glad we have a safe, reliable and loving place for her stay when we're out of town.
Our dog, Mattie, received the best of care, she got walks and love ins. She is excited to see Justin's house, so I know she is looking forward to her stay rather than being worried about it each time.
Justin took great care of my girl, Annie. She received lots of love and attention which was so appreciated. He also sent great photo updates!
Justin took incredible care of my two dogs, sent photo updates throughout the weekend, and even dropped them off at daycare for me on the final day. I'll definitely be using his services again in the future!
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay, and it was excellent. Justin was extremely accommodating, and Maya was very comfortable! We would highly recommend a stay at Justin's!
Our dog has had two great stays at Justin's and I couldn't recommend him more. We really enjoyed the pics and updates while we were away and felt at ease seeing how comfortable she looked at Justin's house.
I could tell Mattie really was well cared for by Justin and really loved on, which she needs. She went on good long walks, and had lots of petting time. She was able to play ball, another of her most favorite things to do. Mattie and her mom and dad say "thanks!!!"
Justin was very loving toward Mattie which is what she always needs in a new situation plus some exercise. He took her for two walks and loved on her a lot. She was very comfortable around him.
Leela had such a good time at Justin's and his dogs that I think she was a little sad when I had to take her home. I would strongly recommend Justin as a host as he is very patient and experienced with the dogs. I will definitely be coming back to him again in the future.
Can't think of a better home to leave my pup.
Justin was an awesome host. He sent pictures of Leela while I was away and she looked like she had an amazing time. I would definitely go back and book with Justin again.
Justin is amazing. He has a very cool temperament, is extraordinarily flexible, and someone that I would be happy to take home to mother. I would recommend his brand of dog sitting to anyone with a four legged companion.
Booked last minute - Justin was very accommodating. My pup had no problem adjusting and enjoyed her stay. Justin was easy to communicate with and quick to respond to questions and provide updates. Overall very positive experience.
Our Boxers love staying with Justin! They've stayed with him a few times when we've traveled to Portland. He sends us photos of them playing, takes them on walks to the park and just loves them like they're his own. We highly recommend him!
Justin was flexible and friendly in all of our interactions and did a great job looking after our two large dogs. We only had them with him for a short stay, but they were clearly well looked-after, and comfortable with him. Justin's relaxed and confident demeanor, and his own dog (who is clearly happy and loved) made drop off a breeze and set a positive tone for introducing our two dogs into his home. We'd definitely book with him again for dog-sitting! (Thanks, Justin!!)
Justin was absolutely awesome, the downside is that we weren't sure that our dogs were very happy to be home after having such a great time with him
Justin was flexible with our schedule and sent updates and pics while we were gone. It was nice to see Finn made himself at home while at Justin's.
Justin and Alysha were fabulous hosts! They took our Great Dane, Moseley, for a weekend and he had such a good time playing with their dogs and hanging out in their yard. They took him to his favorite park (1000 Acres) and kept us updated with plenty of pictures which gave us great peace of mind. We'll definitely be using them again soon!
Justin was so awesome! He made our dog Oz feel like he was really part of their family. He took Oz for long walks, got him plenty of exercise and gave him superior care! I can't image a better dog-sitter. We would definitely recommend Justin and would use him again.
Justin was a life-saver for a last-minute weekend getaway.

He responded promptly to my request just 3 days before my trip and came by to meet my dogs, Max and Stuart, learn about their personalities, their favorite spots in the neighborhood, and more. He asked lots of questions and made me feel like both my fellas were in good hands.

Over the weekend Justin kept me updated and sent pictures of the dogs at the park. He went above and beyond and took the dogs on much longer walks than I requested and even stayed late to play with them - something I never asked for but greatly appreciated.

If you want the peace of mind knowing your dogs are in good hands I highly recommend Justin. He is a very caring and compassionate individual and his love of animals shines through. He'll definitely be our #1 sitter from here on out.
Awesome! 10/10 would recommend!
My pup had such an amazing stay! I dropped him off right before a trip Justin was making to the 1000 acre off leash dog area. The messages with pictures were amazing and gave me many moments of peace. Thank you!!
We planned to board our puppy Oakley with Justin at his home, but just 2 days before the trip Oakley got sick and couldn't be around other dogs for a few days. Justin was very gracious about changing the plan and staying at our place instead. We really appreciated it. He gave Oakley his medicine and kept us updated about how he was doing while we were gone.

Also, he took one added step and made sure that when we arrived home Oakley was really tired from playing all day. It was so nice to come home and have a tired puppy when we were tired from our trip. Thank you, Justin!
I was very happy to leave Esme with Justin. He was ready both when we dropped her off and when we picked her up. She was happy to see it but also seemed happy to stay with Justin and his dog. She obviously got lots of exercise while there.
Justin is great! Very friendly, sent us pictures of our boy while we were on vacation. Finn had a great time and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing he was well taken care of. Definitely will use Justin again.
I was super happy with Bella's stay with Justin! He has two very sweet dogs that treated Bella well and I think she likely loved the company! Justin had no problem giving her her medication every day and was flexible with pick up and drop off. Sooo much better than a kennel!! Definitely will take Bella over again!!
Justin was very accommodating with my schedule. I had to drop my dog off early in the morning to catch a flight and he had no problem with it. He even met me at the curb and immediately took the dog for a walk. He sent me a picture the next day and an update, which was much appreciated. My dog was able to play with two other dogs so by the time I picked her up, she was wiped out for the next couple days. Overall I had a great experience with Justin and I would highly recommend him. His price is very fair and he seemed to take great care of my dog.
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