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Darin T.

28 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Bernese Mountain Dog, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Darin's Resident Pets

Chinese Crested
6 yr 1 mo old
Chinese Crested
5 yr 1 mo old
12 yr 1 mo old

Darin's House

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

About Darin

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please note a Meet & Greet is required prior to booking with me.

Note: I have full Concierge services for pets to their Vets and to and from your home, airports and more. Ask me about my many services.

With my Boutique style Doggie Day and Boarding Care you and your dog will Pawsitively love it here! I send update of movie clips & photos of your fur babies while they are in my care. I promote good behavior and manners in a safe secure environment. Every fur guest will receive loving care.

The Meet-n-Greet is very important and im very flexible when we can meet. I have a new client form to establish new dogs as well as require copies of a yearly fecal lab report to make sure dogs are free of parasites and Giardia. You will enjoy peace of mind knowing your dog will be very safe in my environment and under my care.

You will enjoy peace of mind knowing that your dog(s) will have fun, be exercised (tired), happy (wags) and secure.

My home is a single ranch with a large secured (locked) lovely backyard, we are a no smoking home. All dogs have access to go outside or be inside.

BOARDING (any overnight)
Daily Rate (dogs 1lbs up to 40lbs)........$30.00
Daily Rate (dogs 41lbs up to 50lbs)......$35.00
Daily Rate (dogs 51lbs up to 81lbs)......$40.00

~ Day Care Rates begin at 8am next day at $3/$4/$5 an hour depending on needs and cap off at full rates for that day/night.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

**I require copy of dog (s) yearly lab report of their fecal screening to check for ova/parasites AND Giardia (ELISA) prior to boarding.

"New Client Form" can be downloaded online or contact me and I will be happy to email this to you.

~ May the Paw of Peace be with you Furever ~

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Darin T.

28 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darin's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Darin's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$35 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
Darin provided loving, skilled, and experienced care for Chip's stay. She is knowledgeable and loves all animals. Chip loves her and would have been happy staying longer. I strongly recommend Darin for daycare or boarding.
As a pet parent who has to travel a lot for work, it is difficult leaving my two 9-year-old Yorkese pups. I was lucky for a few years when my two daughters were able to watch them. There were the other times, I was not so lucky. This August was one of those time. One daughter moved to Europe, and the other daughter lives in Oregon which is a 13-hour drive from my home in California.

My daughter in Oregon has boarded her two Pomeranian mixes with Darin a few times. When my trip was going to be extended to 68 days this August, I reached out to Darin. I made the 13 hour drive just to leave the pups with Darin. I have not been disappointed or worried. Darin has been incredibly professional, has kept in touch, and sent me photos and videos which show two very content pups. She has kept my pups clean, has groomed them, gave them medication when needed, and even brushed their teeth. She allows them to sleep with her which makes them so happy. Most of all I can tell she cares about them. My only issue is they may not want to leave Darin!

I highly recommend Darin.
What can I say...Darin is great! My dog is very wary of new people, so I was worried how she'd react to staying in a strange house for 4 days. Darin must have some magical powers, because Bella seemed to settle down quickly and made herself at home within the first day!
Darin will send photos and videos of your dog while they are in her care. It made me feel better that Bella was doing OK.
Darin is also very knowledgeable about food, vaccinations, etc. She also is very strict about only allowing dogs that are up-to-date on their vaccinations, etc...Just shows she cares a lot about the health of your dog while in her care!
Darin is great. She really cares about her dogs and her guest dogs a lot. Even though my dog is very shy, Darin knew exactly what to do to make her comfortable. Darin kept me updated via text, SMS photos, and even an occasional video! Darin really goes the extra mile.

Also, Darin is very thorough with health screening and temperament evaluation. You can be sure that your pup will be in the company of safe, vaccinated, and parasite-free pups.
Another great experience with Darin! Nismo was exhausted when I picked him up and I got all kinds of cute photos while I was away. Thanks again! :)
Our pup Duncan has stayed with Darin almost ten times now for extended stays, up to 3 weeks. He just stayed with her while we were in Asia, and Duncan LOVES going to Darin's. We feel that Darin takes excellent care of Duncan, as if he is her own pup, and have no qualms about him staying with her (other than missing him a lot). She has three pups of her own, who Duncan gets along very well with, spends all day with the dogs, and has a large fully enclosed backyard for the pups to run around in. Thank you for Darin for being such a wonderful host!!
This was our first time using DogVacay and it went awesome. I was very anxious leaving my dog because we had just moved to town, but our host Darin was awesome. She sent me wonderful videos of my dog enjoying his time. Thank you Darin for everything. We will definitely use her again!
Millie, our 1-year old Vizsla had a great time staying with Darin and her dogs. We received video updates every day which helped our separation anxieties. Millie had lots of dogs to play with all day. Darin even cooked her a special meal from the butcher's shop.
We will definitely be a repeat customer!!!
Darin is a great host. She is truly a dog
lover. As soon as I brought my 2 years
old Shi-Tzu Max to meet with her, I felt
very comfortable. Darin is easy to
communicate with, very knowledge about
dogs health, food, and behavior. She is
flexible and accommodating. Her house
has everything for your puppy to feel at
home. Fenced yard and chickens make
It especially a fun place to be. I'm
planning to use Darin's help regularly,
and highly recommend her to anyone,
who wants to have a peace of mind while
being out of town.
Darin is very knowledgable about dogs. We left our dog Millie with her for 4 days. We were given advice about our dog's diet. I appreciated the photos and videos of Millie while we were on our trip. Millie seemed to do better with Darin than at a regular kennel.
I've never used a boarding service before so I was scared to leave my baby (Nismo) with a stranger, I've always used friends or family but wanted to explore the option of boarding. I have friends that board their dogs at the vet and the thought of Nismo being locked in a kennel for 20+ hours a day was absolutely not an option in my book, so I logged into dogvacay and found Darin. With amazing reviews, I set up a meet-and-greet and was so pleased that I did! Nismo has been attacked by two different neighbor's dogs so I was nervous to see how he would react staying in an unfamiliar environment with a bunch of strange dogs (both big and small), but I knew after that first visit he would be completely loved, cared for, and protected.. She sent multiple pictures and videos which was an AWESOME touch, getting to see what he was up to while I was away made it that much more comforting. Also knowing that someone is there at all times was a huge deal for me! If you're considering boarding your pup, I highly recommend Darin! You'll love her!
Darin is so awesome! She was flexible and took on a last minute reservation for my dog Russell. She was so attentive with him and had a lot of great recommendations on dog food and treats! I loved the photos and videos she sent while I was away :)
She is an excellent host. Our dog is a picky one and he normally gets nervous except at his home. However, thanks to her, we watched our dog's videos and we have seen that he was really happy and comfortable during his stay at Darin. It seems like our dog likes Darin a lot, and she has a very good relationship with dogs. Darin's house just became our dog's second home :)
Darin is a great host, who's care and love for dogs is very apparent. She took very good care of our Chloe while we were out of town for the weekend. She texted photos, videos and updates so we always knew that she was doing well. It really alleviates any stress or concern when you know your dog is being well taken care of in your absence. I would definitely recommend Darin to anyone in the area searching for someone to care for their dog.
Duncan LOVES staying at Darin's and hanging out with her and her 3 adorable pups. A fenced yard to run in? check. Organic dog food? check. Treats? check. Darin's companionship all day? Check. Thanks Darin and we'll be seeing you guys soon again!
Darin is meticulous. She crosses her T's and dots her I's on every aspect of your dog's health before she welcomes them into her house. I feel safe knowing that my dogs are in the company of other healthy, friendly and immunized dogs!
We have been with Darin for just under a month now and within just a couple days our dog. Emmy settled right in and just loves her Doggy Vacay. Darin is loving, caring and her home is full of happy. We know Emmy is getting quality care and she is excited to go every day. We are blessed to have Darin.
Darin is an very serious dog person. She does everything possible to make your dog's stay a happy and healthy experience. Apparently my neurotic dachshund put a beat down on her chihuahua and Darin took it in stride. She is a very knowledgeable, diligent and kind dog watcher. Her expertise in dog diet and behavior is extraordinary.
My pup Sukita has been a part of Darin's puppy family for over a year. I work a rotating schedule at the fire dept which means Sukita gets to stay 24 hrs at a time with Darin. I never worry about my pup because Darin is very trustworthy and responsible. She is attentive to schedule, environment, rest, diet and all play. My dog actually gets pretty spoiled, and always has the company of a few dogs.
The set-up is great because it is in-home style and her house is adorned with dog beds, blankets, and toy baskets. She also has a great back yard which the dogs get free reign in during their stay. Darin helped me correct a diet issue with my dog's upset tummy and has been helpful is feeding a special diet without complaint. Darin is a wise dog trainer and will help to influence good behavior when pups are under her care. My dog is always thrilled to stay with Darin, and I have used her for long term vacations as well. I was out of the country for 3 weeks and had complete peace of mind.
It is tough to find a sitter this great, and especially for the price.

Alia Hoshall
Forest Grove
Darin is awesome! She's a very conscientious host. She really makes it a vacation for owners and four legged family members alike. We didn't have to worry about how our little buddy was doing at all the whole time we were gone. Very stress-free.
Darin has been fantastic with Rossi. We "rescued" her from a family 3 months ago. They did not have the time for her due to a new baby! She had not been socialized with people or other dogs and is very apprehensive.

Darin having raised Aussie's was familiar with their personalities. She was very patient with her as she introduced her to people and the other dogs; hers and the ones she cares for! Rossi had a great time while she was there!

I would recommend Darin to anyone who is looking for someone to take care of their dog!

We now consider this Rossi's home away from home whenever we need a place for her to go when we have to go out of town and are unable to bring her with us.
Darin is amazing! My two dogs, Piper and Marley are basically my children and I've never left them with anyone but family. Having just moved to Portland, I spent a lot of time researching and talking to people when I was looking for a safe and loving place for my dogs. I feel so fortunate to of found Darin! Not only is her home dog friendly with an amazing fenced in back yard, she sends multiple photos and videos through out the day of your four legged babies, as well as texts with updates. I spent my vacation completely relaxed, because I knew they were in the best hands possible. Darin is also an expert when it comes to maintaining your dogs best health and will help you make dietary changes or recommend products should your dog need them. I could tell how happy and relaxed my dogs were when I picked them up. Piper and Marley will definitely be regulars :) Thank your Darin!!
My girls (dogs) came home very happy and quite exhausted. It was like they were at the dog park all day long. Darin took such good care of them. She sent us a short video of the girls as they were romping around with the other dogs. I felt they were safe and well cared for.
Wow! Where to start? My dog's stay with Darin was fantastic. Upon meeting here at the meet and greet, you soon understand what a professional outfit she runs. The place is clean, she quickly understood my dog, and was always making sure my dog was a good fit for her situation. Furthermore, she made sure my dog was up to date on all the paperwork in order to keep the premises healthy and clean.

During the stay, I received daily updates, pictures, and even videos. She was cared for with constant supervision and love. Also, Darin's three dogs provided constant interaction and stimulation.
I couldn't have felt more comfortable during my time away.

Lastly, I couldn't possibly print here all the tips Darin gave me about how to improve the health of my already healthy dog. She is a wealth of information on dog nutrition and care. She, on her own time, researched things that were particular to my dog. I feel lucky to have found here. I willingly recommend her to anyone.
Darin is great with dogs, and very knowledgeable about taking good care of them! She was quick to respond with setting up our meet and greet and arranging the actual stay. While I was away, she also sent updates and pictures of my dog having fun playing outside. I felt very comfortable leaving him with Darin, and would definitely ask her to dog sit again when I am out of town. Highly recommended!
I have been using Darin's dog care and boarding service for over a year. Iris (our little Chihuahua) absolutely loves it and gets excited each time we turn onto Darin's street. My wife and I have peace of mind when we drop our dog off knowing that she is in good hands with Darin and with other friendly dogs to play with.
Darin is a true dog lover. She has a warm and comfortable home with a fenced backyard and she works from home running several dog product websites so she really has the perfect setup to host dogs. Meeting Darin has been a life saver!
Darin is AMAZING. Not only did she treat my dogs with the utmost of love but she is VERY knowledgable about all things canine. She takes her job as dog host very seriously and my dogs loved her instantly. Her home is so dog friendly, as well as her heart. I can not recommend her highly enough. Use Darin. She will put you and your dogs at ease.
Darin was extremely detail oriented with our dogs, allowing us to leave them with peace of mind. We had a medical emergency while on vacation, and Darin was more than happy to accommodate us for a few more days. What a life saver! Thanks to her influence, we are also feeding our dogs different food now, and they are healthier than ever.
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