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Emily M.

36 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Emily's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
8 yr 11 mo old

Emily's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Emily

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a spacious property and a very dog friendly home. I work from home and my husband works locally on contract so we will be supervising and interacting with your dog at all times.

Our dog, Thumper, is an amazing host who makes guest dogs feel welcome. We want our guests to feel like they're at home, so they can play with toys, lay on our couch, or nap in the sun in our large, fully fenced in backyard. Of course they also get lots of love and attention from us! There are frequent trips outside but your pup will never be left unsupervised.

Since exercise is fun and needed, we take our furry guests on 2-3 walks per day. There will be a field trip to the beach or hiking trails a couple of times per week. We are also very close to a great fenced in dog park and I will gladly take your pup there if you prefer that. If your pup loves fetch our backyard is long and the perfect spot to get a great run in! We want you to feel completely comfortable while you're away so feel free to give me any instructions you want!

Our goal is to make your pup feel as comfortable as they are at home so when it comes time for sleep they are in our bedroom where they each have their own dog bed. If your pup is allowed on your bed at home they are allowed on the bed here as well! (If your pup is more comfortable in a separate place in his or her crate we accommodate that).

Due to their extra training and other needs puppies (under 18 months) will require an addition $10 fee per night. There is a $15/day holiday and last minute booking charge (last minute is anything less than 72 hour notice). Please feel free to contact me for a discount rate on multiple dogs or longer stays.

We look forward to meeting you and your fur baby!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Emily M.

36 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Emily's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Emily's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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36 Reviews
Snow had a good time and we got some great tips from your hubby about correcting bad pup behavior. We really appreciate your patience with our pup. Thanks so much!
Our dog had a great stay with Emily and her family. We appreciated and enjoyed all of the updates and photos and found Emily to be very easy to communicate and work with. We will definitely use Emily's dog sitting again in the future.
Emily took excellent care of my dog while we went away. My dog, as sweet as she is, is not a walk in the park. Emily was patient with her and made her very comfortable. I would happily have her watch her again!
We had a great experience with Comfy Paws. Emily made us and our dog feel so comfortable and safe. There is plenty of space for dogs and they get walks too. Sean and Emily are competent and experienced with dog care. I especially enjoyed getting pictures texted throughout our dog's stay. Would definitely use their services again.
We felt very comfortable leaving Sunny with Emily and her family. Emily texted us several times a day and sent photos. She took Sunny out for several excursions, dodging the rain and allowed her to sleep by her bed at night. Sunny came home relaxed and happy and with some home made treats by Emily.
Thank you so much, Emily! This is the best place for dogs I have ever experienced! The dogs get plenty of play, walk, cuddling and fun. You get pictures and updates throughout your dogs stay and Emily and her husband are very, very sweet!
My dog Toby seemed so happy during his ten-day stay with Emily! She took him on lots of walks and outings, and sent me regular updates on how he was doing—with adorable photos. My favorite part about the experience was that she really seemed to enjoy Toby, and that made me happy because I knew it meant he was getting a lot of attention. I will definitely book a stay with Emily again the next time we need to leave town without our dog.
Pawesome. Penny was happy and well cared for during her visit. Emily was great with her communication throughout Penny's stay.
Emily, Sean & Thumper are all dog lovers! Tess enjoyed her Meet&Greet so much, she happily returned for her DogVacay sleepover. Emily replies promptly to all messages, which is wonderful. And I appreciated my dog photo during the stay. Tess was happy and relaxed when we picked her up. So glad to find Emily!
Chewie had a wonderful time with Emily. Emily and her husband are such great hosts making sure that their doggie guests are so well cared for. They sent us great pics of Chewie so we knew he was having a wonderful time.
I was very happy with my experience leaving my 2 pups with Emily... I was a bit concerned about inflicting one of my two on anyone because he is a bit quirky and can be challenging in various ways (around certain dogs etc.). Fortunately Emily took it all in stride and once we confirmed that Thumper (who is a total sweetie) and he were fine I felt better about it. Emily was awesome about communicating what was going on & sending pics/texts, which I really appreciated. She was just super responsive all around and I felt like my "kids" were in great hands. I would definitely take my two back to stay the next time we need a sitter.
Second time Sydney has gotten to stay with Emily and her family. She loves hanging with their pup, Thumper and I always pick her up to find her completely exhausted. There was even a couple other pups for her to play with - everyone got along perfectly. Highly recommend them!!
Emily was fantastic with my 2 spoiled fur babies. They have never been pet sat outside of home before and I was a bit nervous on how they would adapt. She was great in settling both their and my nerves -- sent me regular photos and updates. Great to know we no longer have to worry about "what will we do with dogs?" while we are gone! Thank you Emily and Sean
Everything went perfectly. Emily sent us several pics of Keiko, one that we received within minutes of our departure. Thank you Emily!
Emily & Sean were great. They know and have a passion for dogs. It took a little while for our golden to adjust to the stay with them, but Emily and Sean worked with us, and it was a great experience. Their own dog is especially good at welcoming dog visitors and helping them feel safe.
Emily is very sweet and responsive and responsible. I booked one day ahead and then had a sudden change and she was very accomodating. My dog had a wonderful time, and came home tired and relaxed. I am glad to have found a safe place for my dog near home for when I need to go away!
Emily and Sean were awesome! While Aptos is about 45-60 minutes away from my house, it was well worth the drive! They have a very dog friendly setting, great fenced in yard, provided reassuring updates and they spoiled my boy as much as we do! And they're super nice to boot! I definitely would recommend them!
My dog Shiloh really enjoyed staying with Emily and Sean. Shiloh was treated as if he was their own dog and they really love dogs. It was great getting texts and pictures during his stay. Absolutely first class, attentive care. I highly recommend Emily and will definitely use her again !
I loved meeting Emily and her dog Thumper, and my dog - who is very timid - did amazingly well staying with them. There is a great dog park nearby, and Emily also took the dogs to the beach. I would return in a heartbeat if I was traveling through the area again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Emily as a safe and reliable dog sitter.
~Grace Lambert and "Leela"
I totally would recommend Emily and will continue to use her when I travel out of town. I have a 5 year old lab who is the love of my life, and it's so important for me to know she is happy and and getting fun outdoor time while I'm away. I always get updates which gives me peace of mind. The best thing about Emily's operation is she does field trips and beach visits with the pups - and has a super dog friendly house where the dogs are treated like family. I know my lab enjoys her "playcation" every time she goes, and enjoys quality girl time with their resident pup Thumper. Thanks Emily!
Emily and Thumper were such great hosts! Emily is an excellent communicator and our pup loved her and Sean. Our somewhat awkward and sensitive pup was so happy to hang with them we had no concerns leaving him. We were just looking for a responsible caretaker and we got that plus new doggy friends. We will definitely be seeing more of Emily and Thumper.
This was our first time using this type of service and we were extremely pleased with it and with Emily. We met with Emily and her husband before to make sure that Thumper and Rosy were going to be ok with each other, and to see if we felt comfortable as well. Emily took on our little dog Rosy, even though she said she hadn't had small dogs yet. And she did great! Kept us updated with text messages and pictures. It was obvious that Rosy loved it there and we made a reservation for a future date over the holidays. It's wonderful knowing that Rosy will be well cared for and feel loved over the holiday, since we are unable to bring her along.
Emily, Sean, and Thumper were great with my Maggie over Thansgiving. The first day Maggie was super nervous, so Emily kept in contact with me with updates on how she was doing. Soon Maggie settled in, and Emily continued with daily pictures and text messages. Seeing my girl all snuggled up and happy made missing her a little easier. I would totally recommend Thumper and her people!
Emily was a fantastic host! We really appreciated how she took good care of our nervous 8 month old puppy. She did everything to make him feel comfortable, and when it looked like he might be too stressed, she let us know immediately. We really appreciate it - and hope to see her and Thumper for another visit!
In terms of the location, it's a very nice home. There is a lot of fun activities in the backyard for the dogs to play with - and it's completely gated so the dogs are always under supervision. The inside of her home is also very lovely, and you can tell that she has a lot of experience caring for dogs with all the dog beds, sofas, etc.... This is a fantastic dogvacay place to stay! Thank you!
Emily was awesome :) Our dog had an amazing time playing with her dog and Emily sent us adorable photo updates and texts to let us know how he was doing. Perfect stay!
Left Charlie with Emily for 1 night + the afternoon. She was very helpful with answering my questions before I booked the reservation. She sent us a few pictures of Charlie to let us know how he was doing--he even fell asleep in her lap so he must have been doing good! When we picked Charlie up he was calm and overall pretty happy. Thank you Emily!
We visited the Santa Cruz area for an overnight with our kids and the hotel didn't allow dogs. This was our first time leaving Merry with someone new and Emily and Sean provided a very friendly and safe space for her for the night. We liked their responsiveness and genuine caring for our dog. Emily kept us updated throughout the day with texts and photos, which was helpful in letting us know she was happy in our absence. I would definitely use their services any time we visit the area!
This was the second time I left my babes with Emily. they were delighted to get out of the car when we arrived at the Property, ran into the house like they had arrived at their good friends house ready to play and be well cared for while I was away. Thank you again a great, safe place for my dogs.
First time I left my dogs. I was quite worried, they however had a lovely time with host family and Thumper the resident dog. My pups seemed to know that they were in good hands and apparently settled in easily. Very happy to find a friendly safe place for them to be when I am away. Thank you
Another wonderful stay with Thumper! This was our 3rd stay with this lovely family. This time we were out of the country and Emily kept us up to date via text and photos through dogvacay since we had spotty cell coverage. We have such comfort knowing Brady is in good hands, and it warms our heart to know how much fun he is having, and how comfortable he is with his dogvacay friends! Thank you Emily and Sean!
Amazing as always - we feel that Mia is staying in her home away from home. It's like family leaving her with family and we know she is loved, cared about and welcomed as a member of Emily, Sean and Thumper's family. We get at least 1-3 photos via text and even a video of Mia with a new "squeaky ball" and a big smile on her face. Mia is a part of our family, and it's wonderful to know that when we are away that she is in the loving arms of Emily and Sean! (and Mia's best friend Thumper!)
We couldn't have been happier leaving our dog Brady with Emily, Sean, and Thumper. Emily and Sean are such caring and thoughtful dog parents, I was very comfortable that Brady would be safe and well tended to. And he had such a wonderful time with them as he got lots of exercise by either going to the beach or taking a long walk or running around the backyard every day. Emily would send me several pictures and texts a day so I could see how Brady was doing, which was wonderfully reassuring. And it made me very happy to know that he was happy and comfortable, and having a great time! In the photos, he either had a huge smile on his face from being at the beach or was cozy and snuggling on the couch with Thumper. Not a bad way to spend a vacation. Thumper is such a sweetheart, I think Brady missed her when he came home. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, and definitely know where Brady will spend his next vacation! Thank you!!
Simply wonderful!! Mia is excited to see them each time, and loves their dog, Thumper, who shares balls, beds and attention. We get daily updates and pics of our silly girl, and know she is in a wonderful home with people who treat as their own. She comes back relaxed and happily tired from all her adventures at the beach, the dog park, hikes etc....

We feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful home away from home for our girl.

We can't recommend all "three" of them highly enough if you want your four legged family member to be in the best hands and paws possible.
Emily and Sean were exactly what we were looking for! We have 3 dogs that needed to be watched when my husband and I were gone for a week out of state. Two of the dogs are old (10 years and 14 years) so we decided it would be best for them to stay at our house since they get confused in new environments. Or other dog is a 3-year-old large pit bull mix that has separation anxiety (he's a big baby!). Emily and Sean provided exceptional care and service. They came to our house to walk and care for the older dogs, but also boarded our pit mix so that he could be around people. Their dog, Thumper, was amazing and totally accepted our dog. They also took ours to the beach, walked them around the neighborhood, and hung out with them. Needless to say, they treated them better than we do! Emily provided adorable text messages and picture updates, which gave us what we wanted most: peace of mind that our dogs were well cared for. Their prices were exceptionally fair. Especially considering how much it would have cost to board all three at a local "pet resort". We have boarded our dogs with a variety of local businesses, and we have never received such exceptional care as we did from Emily and Sean. Plus, in the past, they would come back totally wired from being kenneled and, honestly, a little stinky. However, after being looked after by Emily and Sean, our dogs were mellow, happy and looking good! I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in the area and will absolutely use them again. They were kind, patient and knew how to care for pets. A+ for sure!
I booked my reservation with Emily the DAY BEFORE Thanksgiving.. She answered quickly.. no additional fees, so right off the bat I was impressed and relieved that Sydney had a place to stay over the holidays. I received pictures from Emily and her husband all weekend long of Sydney hanging out with "Thumper", Emily's dog which really made me feel comfortable through out the visit.. as well as updates via text of walks, dog parks, and other exercise. I HIGHLY recommend Emily to anyone who needs a sitter In Aptos! Thanks Emily! (Sydney thanks you as well for all the exercise and love)
Everything about this stay was good. While we were traveling, Emily emailed us lots of photos of our 'girls' hanging out and playing. Her dog Thumper accepted our 'girls' as playmates and the three of them obviously had plenty of fun. I can't imaging a better place to leave the 'girls' when we're travelling. Highly recommended!
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