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David & Laura F.

71 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

David & Laura's Townhome

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

About David & Laura

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please Note: We are happy to host multiple dogs from the same family, or pups who are already pals.

Big dogs, small dogs, puppies - we love them all!

We have a single level town home with a private courtyard and back patio facing the golf course. Lots of shady, private trails around the country club for walks and runs.

After our beloved rottie passed away, we have looked after pets for friends and family. We both work from home and can provide constant companionship for our canine guests.

We currently do not have a pet, and host guests from only one family at a time, so your dog(s) will be the focus of all of our care and attention while they are staying with us. Please note that we do host multiple dogs, provided they are all from the same family or group.

Our slide show features some of the totally adorable, fantastic pups we've had as our guests.
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David & Laura F.

71 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At David & Laura's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At David & Laura's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
71 Reviews
Max is in love with David and Laura. I am sure he cannot wait for his next visit .
When David visited at my home, everything went perfectly well. We had an extra dog staying over, and there were no problems. David and Laura can handle anything. They are terrific!
David and Laura Re great. I highly recommend them.
I can't say enough about David and Laura. They know dogs and they love dogs. We left Syd because we can't leave our two girls alone and what a relief and joy it was to have them take care of Syd while we were gone. They sent doggie pictures of Syd and let us know how she was doing. They took her on lots of walks (she loves) and made our trip so much better. We will never use anyone else but David and Laura in the future. I can't recommend these two more highly then the simple words i'm using, but believe me when I tell you, these two are the best. Please get in touch with me or my wife if you need anymore encouragement to use these two as your pet sitters. As excited as Syd was to see us, I could tell she enjoyed her stay. I didn't know there were anyone that loved dogs as much as we did and actually knew how to treat them. I could go on for ever, I get emotional just thinking how much I appreciated these two for watching our dog.
It made all the difference to know that our dogs were safe and happy at David and Laura's home. They were amazing with the animals and quickly formed bonds with them that helped make their stay more enjoyable. We highly recommend using them for either a short or long term stay. They even kindly agreed at the last minute to keep our tortoise when we couldn't find a place for her to go!
Levi had a wonderful time with Laura and David! And we appreciated the updates and happy pics so much. They go out of their way to find fun things for him to do, and when your dog tries to go back in their house instead of getting in the car to go home, that speaks volumes!!
Thank you again
Brie loved staying with David and Laura. She liked them right away and forgot all about us. We received daily photos and updates and Brie certainly seemed to have a great time. They're dog whisperers, for sure.
Ok. Best pet sitters ever! Laura and David are complete Rock Stars. Milo and Tilly were taken care of completely. This was our first time working with Laura and David and it will not be our last. They only take one puppy family at a time. They have a beautiful home with plenty of places for walks. They sent photos so we could see how things were going. A+++++ Thanks Laura and David!
Kona had another great stay with David & Laura. They are so great with him and I get wonderful updates on how he's doing. Thank you so much for the peace of mind you always provide while we are away and can't be with him!
Abe's fourth annual stay with David and Laura, who were, as always, excellent. Our boy was returned to us exhausted and happy. We completely trust them with our fuzzy kid.
David and Laura were the best pet sitters we could hope to find! From our first "meet and greet" to our pup Frankie's first overnite, David and Laura were so warm and welcoming that we were confident our pet was in great hands! Frankie was immediately comfortable with them and we could tell she had a wonderful weekend of exercise, love and attention!
We are thankful for their loving care!
Tad and Carleen Hinschberger
David & Laura took good care of ChaChi and Janie, my 2 mini poodles. They were never left alone, got lots of attention and playtime and took many walks throughout the day. They were very comfortable with their hosts and I know my dogs would be happy to stay there again. Highly recommended!
Our two dogs stayed with David and Laura when we were visiting in Palm Desert, and I was very pleased with their care. I only wish that they were in our area so I could use them more often. They had activities planned throughout the day for them to get exercise, and they seemed to be tired the whole day after we picked them up. That was an extra bonus! Laura also added some extras to my picky eater's meal to make sure he ate. Definitely recommend!
David and Laura are wonderful. We use them when we are in town. I highly recommend them
Rocky and Daisy love staying with Laura and David. They are awesome, and take care of our dogs as if they were their own. We had no worries about leaving our new 4 month old puppy with them, and knew both dogs would get the best of care. Rocky and Daisy can't wait to see them again next year!
Laura and David were fantastic! It was obvious they are dog lovers and our dog Molly got lots of TLC and exercise while we were away. Very responsive to messages and requests. I would highly recommend them and return again without hesitation.
Muki (French Bulldog) had a wonderful time! David and Laura are the perfect hosts! They are kind and loving and truly have dog magic. Their home is beautiful and doggy proof for the pooch that is prone to eating things that they shouldn't. Muki was worn out so I know there were long walks and play time with toys. Thanks for a very special overnight! We'll be back next year and will book early ??
David and Laura were very flexible in scheduling Chance's visit. They only take one dog at a time (or multiple from same household) which is great for my mellow guy. Chance actually visited while his cousin was staying with David and Laura for the week. I highly recommend David and Laura if you need a pet sitter in the desert.
David and Laura continue to be our dogs favorite sitters. Just watching their response upon returning to their home tells us how well they have been taken care of. There is no better reference than this. I even forgot some of their dogs food and Laura made a special trip to the store and cooked it for them. This couple goes above and beyond expectation and I can't recommend them highly enough. Our cocker spaniels wont go any place else. Thanks, David and Laura for taking such wonderful care of them!
We were in town for a wedding which started with rehearsal dinner on Friday and ended with a brunch on Sunday. We could not leave our puppies in the hotel room while we attended these events so we tried our first Vacay. Our two dogs, while technically in one family, live in Northern California (Bailey) with my husband and me and Colorado (Murphy) with my son. We dropped the dogs off at different times and David and Laura were very accommodating. From the moment they ventured into their vacation home, they made themselves comfortable. In her first five minutes, Bailey jumped on the sofa and the bed and got stuck behind the couch while looking for a toy. David and Laura were great with the dogs. They sent us photos and gave each of them a night light for their collars. We strongly recommend them and will look them up on any future trips to the desert. DogVacay is a great service, coordinating communication and payment.
Have used them 3 times now and they are awesome. Lucky balks at coming home after staying with them for a week. They spoil her rotten.
Golf cart rides, steak pieces with her dinner, sleeps with them since she is tiny (10 lbs). Introduces her to dogs in their complex and they said she got along great with other dogs, which is unusual for her.
David and Laura are wonderful. The are always our first choice.
The best experience ever! Laura and David are two of the nicest individuals you'll meet. They have enormous patience and a true gift with dogs. My baby girl, Lola, had so much fun that she didn't want to leave. They took her with them everywhere - to their clubhouse, in their golf cart, and even let her sleep in their bed when she got scared. I cannot say enough great things about them both! I will use them for Lola whenever they are available.
Nemo is always happy to see David and Laura. That is the best review and endorsement. They treat him like a member of the family.
Chloe loved being with Dave and Laura
Snickers loves David and Laura!
Love how Laura and David send us pictures and messages to keep us informed and feeling good about leaving our Rudy! They are awesome.
Laura and Dave are wonderful. They were my girl's home away from home! They let her sleep on the bed with her, which is even more amazing considering my girl's a bed-hog:). They gave her a light for her collar for evening walks and told me she'd use it as a flashlight for exploring the ground:). They are a very nice, warm and responsible couple and I highly recommend them for peace of mind for you, the owner and for great doggy care for your furry loved one.
Chloe loves to visit Laura and David. When we arrive she can hardly wait to get in the door. And after making sure everything is as she remembers, she settles right in.
While Chloe is always glad to see us when we return, she doesn't leave without giving them both lots of puppy kisses. It is such a relief to go on our trips knowing Chloe is so content and well cared for.
P Kirk
Molly and Abbey always have such fun with David and Laura. And that makes our trips much more relaxing. I can't say enough good things about David and Laura - they are simply the best!!!
They are always gracious hosts for Lucky. She loves it there and sleeps in bed with them. They let us extend Luck's stay by half a day at no extra charge. Love you guys.
David and Laura are caring, dog lovers who provided a wonderful dog vacay for our mini schnauzer, Sophie. We are Canadian Snowbirds and this was our first time leaving Sophie while here in Palm Desert. She had a very happy experience with lots of dog walks and treats in a warm, safe environment. We received daily emails and photos and were able to enjoy our mini vacation away without any worries about her. We would highly recommend David and Laura and have already booked another mini vacation, Thanks so much!
Rocky loves to stay at David & Laura's!!! We knew it was a perfect match by the "butt waggles" that David & Laura received from Rocky the first time they met! They are awesome hosts, and we have booked Rocky to stay with them as many days as possible while we're visiting.

Thanks David & Laura!
David and Laura are great. Jasmine loves being with them. She jumps out of the car runs into their house. I never have to worry about Jasmine while she is with David and Laura.
We cannot say enough nice things about David and Laura. Our older dog had a wonderful stay with them last year. His response upon returning to their house was the ultimate compliment. He ran into the house, madly wagging his tail, thrilled to see them again. We have a new puppy this year, so both dogs stayed for four days and had a great time. The daily pictures and updates were wonderful and put us at ease knowing our dogs were being well cared for while we were away. We will definitely have them watch our dogs if we need sitters in the future. We do not think you could find more caring people to look after your dogs.
Great as always. We use David and Laura whenever we can. Jasmine loves being with them. I never worry about Jasmine when she is with them.
David and Laura are great. Jasmine loves visiting them.
Just picked up my puppy after being on vacation. David and Laura provided such good care for him. I was so worried about leaving him for the first time but he had such a good time. The daily pictures and comments were great. They were so responsive and I could tell they really cared and most importantly, enjoyed being with Kona. Will definitely use them again when I cant take my pup with me.
Lucky is usually shy around other people, but she took to Laura and David right way. She made herself at home at their place. They sent pic's everyday of her. She liked rides on their golf cart and they gave her a glowing pendant around her neck for night walking. :-) Will definitely use them again.
this was the first time we used David & Laura and I must say we were very pleased.They are both so nice and they have a true love for animals.We knew our dog would be fine and we would use them again without any hesitation.
It is always such a pleasure to have Laura & David keep Molly and Abbey. They take such wonderful care of the girls and are so sincere in their feelings for our King Charles. Thank you so much - once again! Jackie & Steve
My family was completely thrilled with what a wonderful job David and Laura did watching our four legged babies. They sent photos almost daily that were adorable. Bathed our one pup and were concious not to bath our one with sensitive skin. We met with them upon returning home and had a delightful conversation hearing of all the funny antics that took place during their stay. David and Laura even let the pups sleep in their human bed! We look forward to having them host again and highly recommend them for host family. Just want to add that they are lovely people with a peaceful home.
We feel so at ease when we leave Rudy with David and Laura... they are so carrying and they always send us tons of photos to let us know he is ok!
Great hosts. They took a genuine interest in my dogs. They quickly learned each dog's personality. They spent a lot of time with the dogs and really got to know them.
We are always delighted to leave Molly & Abbey with Laura & David. The girls love staying with them and we always enjoy our vaca knowing their are in good hands. Thanks again for the loving care you give the girls. Jackie & Steve
David and Laura are the BEST......I never have a moment of worry when Olivia stays with them. She always comes home happy and content!
David and Laura were great! They are very responsive and sent us pictures of our pups throughout our vacation. They really treated our dogs like their own and our dogs had a wonderful time at their house. I would not hesitate to board my pets with David and Laura again!
The Best! Laura and David are awesome and make leaving your pet a stress free experience! Thank goodness for kind people :) Rudy our Chaweenie LOVED them.
Laura and David are the perfect match for Molly and Abbey. Steve and I will always be thankful that they are so special in their care for our two King Charles girls. Jackie and Steve
Laura and David were great! Lovely, friendly, relaxed atmosphere in their beautiful home,where our 5 yr old Yorkie, Hamish, spent his dogvacy. I would highly recomend Laura and David and will definitely use them again! 10 out of 10 !!! :)
David and Laura when above and beyond watching Peggy the Chihuahua and Betty the Boxer. I never worried once while we were on vacation -- I knew that they were taking amazing care of our girls. They provided us with photo updates every day and our dogs came home with smiles on their faces. They made sure that Betty received her medication on time and made sure she had plenty of exercise. Peggy received extra special attention and was able to sleep on their bed at night -- what a treat!
David and Laura were great. Theodore is an English bulldog with all the traits! They were kind, and fun and attentive. I think Theodore had a better vacation than we did! I would trust them with any pet anytime. You want to pick David and Laura, their place is great too!

~Adriana Marquis
We have used David and Laura three times which speaks for itself. They are wonderful. Our dog just loves them. We will use them again, and would recommend them to anyone but we want them to ourselves.
We cannot say enough about the wonderful care David and Laura provided for our cocker spaniel Buddy. We enjoyed their daily photos and emails keeping us posted on how Buddy was doing. Previous to this experience Buddy(9years) has never been left with anyone but a family member. David and Laura welcomed Buddy into their home and treated him as family. We highly recommend them as sitters and can't thank them enough for taking such wonderful care of our dog.
Laura and David were outstanding with our dog. I could not be any more happy with them. They are young, energetic and enthusiastic about pet sitting. Our dog was treated with love and had a lot of fun.
Just picked up Nemo and although he was happy to see me, it was quite evident he didn't really want to say "Goodbye" to David and Laura. He loves his "vacations" with them and comes home happy and tired. They obviously care for him and the feeling is mutual.
David and Laura did a wonderful job taking care of our cocker spaniel, Buddy and he is headed back to stay with them in a couple weeks. They were very reachable to reassure us that Buddy was doing well and adjusting to his new environment. We enjoyed the cute picture they sent us. I would highly recommend them to any pet owner trying to find a warm, caring place to board their pets.
David and Laura are just wonderful. This is the second time they have watched Jasmine. She was excited to see them again. We have one more date scheduled. I highly recommend them.
David and Laura are great. They were flexible, and took great care of Jasmine. Jasmine had a great time. We will be using them again. I highly recommend them.
Toby our 3 year old yellow lab had a great time with Laura and David. They were terrific hosts to Toby and kept him exercised. Toby enjoyed his week and we will definitely plan a return Dog Vacay with Laura and David when we are in the area again!
excellent from start to finish. Our pooch, Biscuit, is a bit timid and they were both great with her. She was abused as a puppy and is quite scared of men in general, but she fell for Dave. She got lots of walks which she loves. we are vacationing in the area and we will definitely use their great care again.
David and Laura were absolutely wonderful hosts, in fact Violet had so much fun I was wondering how willing she was going to be to come back home with us. Not only did they open their home but also their bed to our snoring, less than delicate Bulldog!
David and Laura were friendly, welcoming and so confident that I never had a worry or concern about The Bisque.
A huge thank you for giving us all a great weekend!
Our only worry about Nemo's stay with Laura and David was if he would get in the car with us when we came to get him. They treated him like the treasure he is to us. We received pictures almost everyday and little notes on his adventures. We know he felt right at home with them and we already have a new reservation set up for his next DogVacay!
Our Dogvacay experience could not have been better! David and Laura were responsive, professional and genuinely caring. They were detail-oriented, and paid close attention to Olivia's needs, respecting her normal routines and treating her with obvious love and respect. They sent pictures and updates, and it was obvious from her appearance and reported actions that Olivia felt right at home with her new friends. I did not have one reservation about leaving Olivia with David and Laura, which only enhanced my ability to enjoy my short trip away. I cannot say enough about David and Laura and would highly recommend them to watch anyone's pup (and I have). 5 stars all the way! Thank you, David and Laura!
As usual, David and Laura were superb dog sitters. The dogs love going there and, while they seem happy to see us, they are a bit sad to be leaving.
My little Nala had the absolute best vacation! David and Laura are amazing people. I could tell right away how much they love dogs. They asked me all the right questions as far as Nala's routine, what she is and isn't allowed to do, and all about the commands that I use with her.

They have a very beautiful and clean home and Nala loved every minute of her relaxing vacation.
I had a wonderful time away knowing my baby was in good hands. Laura and I were in touch by text message and she posted pictures on Facebook too!

I would highly recommend David & Laura to anyone - your dog will be so happy with them :)
Excellent! So happy to find such an amazing couple to care for out dogs. Highly recommended!
Our dogs LOVED being with Laura and David! We were just glad the dogs actually decided to come home with us when we returned!

Working with Laura and David was sooo easy and they did everything to make us feel comfortable leaving our kids with them. We would definitely recommend them to anyone else - except, of course, on those dates when we want to use them again.
David and Laura were amazing! THis was our first time using dogvacay and our first time leaving our Tux with anyone. From the moment we met, they set our minds at ease and we knew we made the right decision. Their house and neighborhood is perfect for dogs and they were great at communicating with us throughout the weekend to ensure us that everything was going great. (sent pictures too) I wouldn't hesitate to leave Tux with them again.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay, and it was an amazing experience. Laura and David were warm, and friendly. They paid attention to our dog's needs and quirks (and ours). Our pup came home tired and his regular happy self (which is not how he came home when he was previously boarded at a facility).
He loved riding in their golf cart, going on long walks, adventures and watching the geese and ducks that walked right up onto their patio. They were very good about updating us every night regarding his daily adventures. They were so protective that they rigged up some bumpers for their coffee table becauuse they were worried our spazzy pup might hurt himself when he was playing. This process could not have gone smoother and there aren't enough good things to say about David and Laura. I know that Abe is already looking forward to next year.
David and Laura were amazing! Our family planned an impromptu vacation to the desert and when our regular dog-sitter was unavailable we weren't sure where to go. I found DogVacay online and messaged David and Laura right away. Within a few hours we had a reply. Making the arrangements could not have been any easier and when we arrived David and Laura were so welcoming. Molly (our Cocker Spaniel) had so much fun at their home, watching (and chasing) the geese and taking walks around their beautiful gated community. Thank you Laura and David! Molly had a wonderful time with you, we're sure, and we will definitely be contacting you again in the future!
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