Doc’s Daycare & Boarding 6mi to MSP

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Doc/Heather C.

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28 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Doc/Heather's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
12 yr 8 mo old

Doc/Heather's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Doc/Heather

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your pet is my priority! As a retired logistics manager and former 12-year Navy medic, I understand how important it is to give your much-loved pet the individual experience it needs. I am a lifelong lover of dogs, keeper of schedules and manager of fun for your pooch.

I offer daycare and overnight boarding in our South Minneapolis home. I share my home with my wife Heather and our lab, Muddy. We have both owned rescue dogs, and are experienced with all sizes of dogs including larger dogs. We have a large fully privacy-fenced-in backyard, and your dog will have full reign of the house and backyard. We only accept three dogs at a time in our home, so your dog is assured my full attention for the duration of their stay.

Sorry no pets under 1 year of age.

- Lots of love and attention from Doc & Heather
- Dogs will never be left unattended
- If you allow, access and cuddling on furniture
- Medication administration, if necessary
- Play time, nap time, one-on-one time

*We are less than 6 miles away from the airport, and we will accommodate off-hour drop-offs and pick-ups.

*For the safety of your dog(s) and ours, please make sure your dog is up-to-date on all of their shots.

Set up a free Meet-n-Greet – I’m looking forward to meeting your beloved pet.

Please Note and updated for 2017!!!

Our overnight boarding charge covers a 24 hour period, per Dogvacay guidelines, which also covers your pets Premium Insurance/Veterinary care.

Checkout time is 24 hours from drop off, as we do not get compensated for the day your pet checks out. We completely understand travel issues can arise and are more than happy to arrange a later pick up time to accommodate your travel needs, but for pickups after your pets scheduled pickup time a $12 charge for every 4 hours up to $22.00 for daycare will be added, or if applicable additional overnight boarding is needed!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Doc/Heather C.

Online Now!
28 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Doc/Heather's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Doc/Heather's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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28 Reviews
Doc was great. Super accommodating and made it very easy to leave our dog with them. She doesn't love her crate and it was great for her to be able to stay somewhere where she could be out of it. She loved all the time outdoors and playing. He was wonderful with updates/photos and very responsive to questions. He does a very thoughtful job of having different dogs there and making sure the dogs get along and everyone has a good experience. We will definitely be sending her back for trips in the future!
Our Maggie was treated like a queen! This was our first time using dogvacay and we are extremely satisfied. The frequent fun photos put us at ease knowing she was comfortable, relaxed and able to do the things she likes such as looking out the window and napping. Doc and Heather are fabulous and genuine dog lovers - thank you!!
We use Doc for dog sitting when we have busy work schedules. It is so slick! Drop off and pick up is quick and Marlowe is always exhausted after a full day of playing :) we highly recommend doc!
Loved getting updates and pictures.
Doc was SUCH a good sitter for my dog. She was recovering from a paw pad injury (and even experienced an allergic reaction to her medication at one point) and Doc was always so responsive to my injuries about how she was doing and sent lots of pictures every day. He was always very punctual, friendly, and I felt comfortable leaving my dog with him. Would definitely recommend.
I think the best evidence that your dog had been well taken of is when you go to pick them up and they look at you like "oh hi you! I remember you! This is my new friend Doc!"
I would definitely recommend Doc and Heather, they send photos, and give you an update everyday on how your little buddy is doing. We will always take our dog to Doc and Heather.
This was our first time using dogvacay and doc and heather were wonderful. They sent us daily photo updates and we felt very comfortable that Mia was loved and taken care of. Would highly recommend and will be using them again.
So many thanks to Dave and Heather!

Wanona had a wonderful time and came home happy and exhausted (just how we like it!). She obviously loved spending time with Dave, Heather, and their dogs, and I'm excited to bring her back.

My pup was at their house on the first warm day after a long cold snap, and she loooooooooved running around in their yard. I especially appreciated the pictures of her playing in the snow!
Doc and Heather were so sweet with our girl who is usually very timid and takes a while to warm up to humans. It's clear she was well taken care of and really comfortable!
Doc and Heather were very lovely when we went over for a meet and greet. They treated my Lucy so gently, asking good questions about her and her care. They have 2 older dogs, too, so 10-yr-old Lucy felt fine with them.
During her Vacay, Doc sent several pictures of Lucy, napping, playing in the new snow, and getting a tummy rub. These pics were great to receive, as I was far away, and saw she was being loved up!
I will definitely let Lucy stay with them again. It was clear how fond they are of her. Thanks!
Excellent!! Highly recommended!!
Thank you Dave and Heather for taking such good care of our Otto. We received frequent updates and photos Otto, throughout his stay. Dave was very responsive to messages and any questions we had! We will definitely be using Dave and Heather in the future.
We were so lucky to have found Dave and Heather to help us out with Lil' Gizmo. We planned a two week vacation and really needed a daycare that could be flexible with drop and pickup times. Giz also has a kind of an odd personality but seemed to do very well. We really appreciated the daily photos!
Heather and Dave are a huge support with my rescue dog. Their two Labradors are the cutest and a nice and calm company. Thank you for taking excellent care of Josee!
Doc and Heather took great care of my dog and made her feel right at home. I will definitely use them in the future!
My pup had a great experience staying with Doc and Heather! I have a small 12 pound dog that I am always nervous leaving with strangers. This was only my second time using DogVacay and I was very pleased. Doc and Heather were very responsive and friendly. When we went for our meet and greet it was obvious they were very attentive and cared for all dogs. I was nervous how my small dog would deal with their larger dogs, but Doc and Heather made sure my pup was not crowded and could explore the house, yard and other dogs on her own time. Shortly after I dropped my dog off for her stay, I received a picture message showing my dog had made herself at home and was comfortable. I also received multiple pictures and updates including how her feeding and night went. Needless to say, my pup returned happy and tired and we hope to stay with Doc and Heather again in the near future!
O'Malley seemed to have had a great time with Doc, Heather and their dogs!
Dave/Doc and Heather were great. This was our first time using Dogvacay after deciding not to use our previous dog sitter and Doc was SO easy to reach ahead of time with any questions, concerns or just general dogsitting arrangements. Most importantly, he was fanastic with our big, needy, 1yo dog, sending reassuring pics to us periodically so we could see how he was doing. It's not surprising their calendar tends to fill up, I would definitely recommend them.
Dave and Heather and their two dogs invited Lincoln and Luci into their home and were incredible hosts. They thoroughly planned accommodations to make sure our dogs preferences were met and that they had a fun staycation in their home. I was only worried that they wouldn't want to come back home with me! I would absolutely use them again!
Doc and Heather are both very nice and were easy to work with. They treat your dog as if it was their own. Their dogs Huston and muddy were so sweet and gentle with our tiny 13 pound fur child! I highly recommend Doc and Heather and plan to utilize their services again.
Our dog, Boone had a GREAT time staying at Doc and Heathers! They kept us updated daily with pictures and Boone was completely loved and cared for during his stay. What a great piece of mind to know that he has a home away from home when he stays with Doc and Heather. We've already booked him to stay when we go away for a weekend in a couple weeks. Thanks Doc and Heather!!
Boone absolutely loved his stay at Doc and Heathers! He was treated to all kinds of love and attention! Doc and heather kept us updated with pictures on a daily basis. We have already booked another stay for Boone here and we recommend them highly. Thanks for the piece of mind we have leaving our beloved Boone with you!
Dave and Heather are both very nice. Their dogs are sweet. They have a beautiful back yard. They seems pictures and updates each day. Our dog seemed to have a great time! This was our first time using both Dogvacay. We will definitely use Dave and Heather again!
Dave & Heather were fantastic! They respond quickly to requests and were flexible with us when we changed the drop off time. Our dog had a great time and it was easy to see that they took great care of her. Heather even noticed, and informed us, that our dog had something going on with her ear. We had regular pictures and updates and have already booked them again! Thank you both so much!
My pets received excellent care. I appreciated the thoughtful daily updates that Doc provided. I could not be more satisfied. Dave and Sven were well adjusted upon my return and at ease.
I highly recommend Doc and Heather and plan to utilize their services again. It's a great bargain, too!

Chris C.
Love, love, love, Doc and Heather! We all do. Our Essie pup was happy and well cared for and we were able to enjoy ourselves and relax. Thanks!
Excellent, caring, kind, thoughtful, went above and beyond!
Dave and Heather are caring, responsible, attentive, and kept us informed about your pet the whole time.
They did go out of their way to make our dog feel at home and start eating and we appreciates that. We will definitely use their services again
Thank you!
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