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Neil O.

129 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Neil's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Neil's Apartment

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

About Neil

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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* WALKING
* SITTING
* TRAINING
* PET TAXI

I'm also a Tax Professional with seasonal demand. Pet Care is not simply a job...but a “Way of Life”. I’m a self-employed IRS authorized Tax Professional with a flex schedule & a former Police Officer trained to "Protect & Serve" both people & pets. We serve NJ/NYC & suburbs and offer Dog Walking, Sitting, Training & pet care services. Whether for vacations or emergencies your furry 4-legged 'family' member(s) will be well cared for & protected. Premium Pet Insurance coverage is included.

A very big & lovely park right across the street ('Jubilee Park') with over a mile of walking paths for exercise & dog walking & 'socializing' :>) Dogs will ALWAYS be walked on a leash when outdoors.

Experienced with a variety of pets at different times - Domestics (dogs, cats, birds, fish & turtles) & Exotics (honey bear, monkeys, African green parrots & cotton eared marmosets). Premium Pet Insurance coverage is included. NJ/NYC & burbs. *Non-Smoker*
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Neil O.

129 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Neil's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Neil's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$40 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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129 Reviews
We traveled to Wayne, NJ for the Thanksgiving weekend and needed a dog sitter for come for our pup Tessa while we were out one of the days. I was somewhat anxious about finding a reliable person to come given that we were away from home and needed someone for one day only. We were extremely happy to find Neil through Dog Vacay. He came for a meet and greet the day before and Tessa ( and all of us) felt immediately comfortable with him. He came twice the next day, to walk and feed Tessa and sent us lovely photos and texts describing his visits with her. We would definitely use him again, recommend him highly to others, and wish he lived closer to us in PA!!
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Neil was very accommodating, thorough, patient and detailed but most important was the love he showed our boxers. He is very good at what he does and how he goes about doing it and we could not be any happier! Thank you for everything you did to put us at ease.
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I have been using Neil for the past 4 years. Goes to show you that Neil is one of a kind. He is always available for me and my dog, Friday, who he has nicknamed Princess. He treats her like one too. He is so caring and loving to her and really shows her so much attention and gives her presents (treats). He remembers her birthday as well as mine. He is very attentive and has gone out of his way for us. I trust him with Princess and coming into my home to spoil her, I mean take care of her.

I'm moving in September and sadly, no longer going to be able to rely on Neil. I have asked him to come with me, but he declined..haha. I will miss him and his dedication to us. He has been the so good to us. Its gonna be hard to replace him when I move. I know Princess will miss him too. When I tell her Neil is coming today, she tilts her head and her ears go up. He sends me text messages with pictures of her and she always looks so happy to be in his care.

Thank you Neil for being there for us. We will miss you!
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Neil did a fantastic job watching our pets. He really gives your dog attention and care while your away . He sends pictures and texts so that you know exactly how your pets are doing . I usually stress out about leaving my dog home when I go away , but not anymore since we found Neil O.
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Neil came for a meet and greet on short notice and was able to get my skittish dog to warm up to him w treats. He was very detail oriented. I got regular updates, so I knew visits had gone well. The dogs were well kept and happy. It was a great relief to me! I now have an emergency back up for travel!
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Neil is phenomenal! Very reliable, always fits me into his schedule. I always get pictures of my dog enjoying his walks and going to the bathroom just to confirm. He genuinely cares about my dog and it shows! Thank you Neil!
Neil has been awesome with Lucky! Extremely reliable, friendly, with lots of love for our puppy. He's very understanding of our busy schedule and spur of the moment reservations with him. Would highly recommend Neil! Certainly doesn't hurt that he's probably just as big a Notre Dame fan as I am! LOL Go Irish!
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This is the 3rd or 4th time Neil has watched our dog. He is the best! Neil cares for our Sidney as if she was his own. Always sends photos to us letting us know Sidney is doing fine. Neil is Sidney's home away from home.
What can I say? Neil has been a part of mine and my dogs life for the past 3 years. I consider him a friend. He never says no and he's available at the drop of hat for me and has saved me many times with last minute requests. When I tell my dog that Neil is coming today, her ears perk up. He takes pictures of her on their walk and text's me. He spoils her too! For her birthday, he always gives her an extra treat and emails me with a Happy Birthday message for he. He has told me that when he pulls in the driveway, she's up in the window looking at him and then greats him very excited. So if you are planning on using a pet sitter, Neil is the way to go. Honest, on time, adores animals and treats them like they are royalty. In fact, he calls my dog Princess and her name is Friday...
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Neil is very professional, I was very stressed out about leaving my dog home and having someone to take care of him that my dog Brutus didn't know. Neil made my worries go away, he has a natural way with dogs and Brutus took to him right away (treats may have helped). He answers texts right away and sends a lot of pictures when your away. He also cared for my bearded dragon and gerbil and I think all my pets miss him! I'm glad I used Neil and I will use him again .
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Neil has been excellent so far with our dog Snow. He takes into account that we are overprotective doggie parents and sends us plenty of pictures and updates every time he walks her. He has a lot of patience with her (she's a very hyper puppy). Our minds are at ease when we aren't able to make it home to walk her and he stops in for a visit. We completely trust him with our home and our baby! We are so grateful to have found someone as nice and trustworthy as Neil!
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First off, I think my dog loves Neil more then me! Once again, Neil was fantastic. I lost count of how many times he has taken care of my dog, if I had to guess, probably over 20, but I only trust him to really take care of her.

I went out of town for a week and between him and my neighbor, everything went smoother then smooth. He came every day and spent a lot of time with my her, playing with her, walking her and spoiling her! How do I know? He sent me text messages with pictures after each visit.

He really does love his clients and it shows. When I tell her "Neil is coming today" She cocks her head and her ears go up and her tail wags and wags.

Thanks again Neil for taking care of her and letting me enjoy my trip without worry!
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Neil is fantastic! Always flexible, generous, and safe. I love the updates he sends when he takes my little guy out.
Neill is great with Buddy. Since his last visit with Neil our little Buddy has lost his vision. Neil took very good care of him and is very understanding of his medical issues. Highly recommend Neil as a dog sitter.
Neil has been wonderful with daily visits to our dog Marty (and Marty loves Neil too!). He is terrific with our large 70 pound furry-son, making sure he gets a good stretch of his legs every day, fresh water and treats. On Marty's 1st birthday Neil made it more special by bringing him a wonderful surprise gift of treats and bones. Neil is very accommodating and has helped us out of a bind in a moments notice. Knowing Neil is visiting and caring for Marty has made us so happy and at ease. We are thankful for his wonderful care and fantastic service.
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Neil is great! Our dog Abigail feels comfortable with him and so do we. She loves walks and play time and getting treats. We feel much better knowing that someone like Neil comes in and checks on her makes sure that she gets her exercise. We would definitely recommend Neil to anyone!
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I have had the pleasure of having Neil take care of my much-adored dog four five separate stays. I would never use anyone else, now, as long as he's available. He is so good to her, and she may well be calmer and more contented in his care than she is in mine, which is saying a lot, since she's my baby. She adores him, is effusively happy every time she sees him, and he keeps me updated with adorable and frequent pictures.

He's also amazing in an emergency, and has come through for me when I've had to leave her at the last minute. He's like a pet-care guardian angel, or something, and honestly makes even the most difficult life situations more manageable because I know she will be in good hands and his communications are so good at making sure I'm not anxious about her.
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We brought Sherman (our Frenchie) home a few weeks ago when he was 11 weeks old. We wanted to find someone who could visit with Sherman during the day for the first few months and when he gets older take him for walks while we are at work. Neil and Sherman hit it off instantly during the meet and greet. Neil sends us text and picture updates each day he visits with Sherman so we never have to worry. We are so happy we found Neil.
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I recently added a new puppy to the family but I had plans in NYC for an entire day that I made before I got the puppy. Neil was great and helped me out with lunch time feeding and walking both the new puppy and my older dog. I knew both were in great hands which allowed me to fully enjoy my day away from the puppy!
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Neil did a fabulous job of caring for my little Sienna, who was kept comfortable, well attended to, and loved. It was clear that she missed him when I came home. He is an extremely kind, gentle, and careful pet-sitter, who has a lot of experience and knowledge, including in keeping anxious pet parents reassured. The photo updates were also extremely generous and lovely to receive.
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Neil always does a great job with my dog blue The one thing that I like is that Neil always send pictures and text on how blue is doing during the day
Helped me out on short notice. Took care of both my cat and dog. Excellent with both animals!
As always, Neil is very reliable. I know she is in great hands and I never worry when she is in his care. He spoils her too! When I tell her "Neil is coming today" her ears go up and she gets all excited. She knows she will get extra treats and a nice long walk. I have lost count of how many times Neil has walked her, but I believe its close to 20 now or it could be more. It goes to show you, once you find a gem, you keep them! Thanks Neil for taking such good care of her and spoiling her...
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This is the third time Neil has watched my pup Ari and like expected everything went amazing. I was gone for almost 2 weeks with almost no internet or phone service but I never once worried about Ari while I was gone. I knew he was being well taken care of to the point of spoiled! The few times I did find wifi there was always an email with updates and photos waiting for me!
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This was my 5th time leaving our precious little Buddy with Neil. Buddy is 14 years old and needs special attention with his medication and Neil is very careful with him. We highly recommend Neil as a dog sitter. He sends lots of pictures and updates of Buddy while we are away.
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Our dog Charlie's 2nd stay just as wonderful as the first! This time we were gone for 9 days, and even though we missed him dearly, I had no worries leaving our pup with Neil. He sent us several updates and tons of adorable pictures of Charlie having a great vacation of his own. Charlie wasn't eating his dry food, so Neil mixed in some wet food of his own to make sure Charlie ate while we were away. He dealt with our sometimes crazy, teething puppy with just as much love and affection as we do. Neil is the absolute best, and I wouldn't want to leave my dog with anyone else!
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This was our first time using a dog sitter. We have a 10 month old pitbull, named Ivy. She can def be a hand full at times, very full of energy. We dropped Ivy off with Neil for one 1 night, and picked her up the following afternoon. Neil sent us pictures and updates the whole night on how she was doing and checked in with us the following morning as well. He did a great with her ! We will def being calling Neil in the future.
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I give Neil the highest possible rating for the truly excellent work that he did with Ben , a one and one half year old Shar-pei, whose care I became responsible for when his owner, my brother , became severely ill; before I retained Neil the dog had become agressive and unmanageable because my brother due to his illness, was unable to care for the dog for several months; the dog needed a new home but was un -adoptable in his then distressed condition. Neil miraculously turned the situation around completely after a few weeks; the dog became friendly and manageable and had returned to his normal self; Neil kept me constantly informed of his progress with detailed text messages and pictures; I could see from these communications that Neil worked with genuine compassion and dedication throughout; It is not just a job for Neil ; he truly loves and respects animals and this inspires his excellent work; I most highly recommend Neil ; TEN STARS
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Hello my name is Barbara. Recently my family and I went on vacation to St. Thomas and needed someone perfect to care for our big spoiled baby Tiger, he's an American Staffordshire Terrier and has never been away from us. Well I went to Care.com and within 1 day Neil had responded but before then the responses I had received were scary. It was as if when I read Neil's review my prayers had been answered. My husband and I don't drive so just upon speaking to Neil he agreed to do the meet at our home, the was the first surprise! Upon meeting Neil I instantly took to him, He's a very outgoing and a no nonsense person as myself and I had a great deal of respect for him, 2nd surprise. We had major concerns regarding, Tiger was a rescue puppy and had been treated really badly until we received him, our big gift also he had never been apart from us. Neil showed a genuine concern and was very empathetic to his needs as ours 3rd surprise. Neil was great and I knew we had a match 4th surprise. Upon leaving we had constant contact with Neil and also during our vacation. The transition for Tiger was really hard, for the first 2/3 days he exhibited and tremendous amount of separation anxiety as Neil was communicating with us 2/3 times daily. On the third day I had decided to cut the vacation short and come home to get Tiger but, Neil simply said that wouldn't be necessary as there would be some quirks and he would take care of everything. 4th surprise. Tiger finally adjusted and with continued updates we where able to relax, 5th surprise Neil was wonderful with Tiger and Tiger from the pictures he sent seemed very happy and content. Neil is a God-send and a wonderful care giver and goes the extra mile not for you but for your loved one 6th surprise. I have never met anyone with the dedication he shows to your pet as you do or probably better. There was a huge difference in Tiger upon arrival home he had matured so much, I don't know what Neil did but I am so grateful and thankful, before Neil I couldn't leave Tiger alone unsupervised especially when I went out but, now, I can leave and come home and not worry if I still have a home. As Neil stated Tiger came to him as a boy and left as a MAN! So here's to you Neil, 7th and final surprise. ( 7 is a blessed number)! If your familiar with the program the Dog Whisper, they lied the real Dog Whisper is Neil and he needs to have his own documentary of what a real Dog Whisper, ultimate pet giver is, Neil is the best of the best in a class by himself. You will never have to worry about anything with your loved one except being over spoiled. So thank you so much Neil from the bottom of my heart, your the greatest and we love you and Tiger misses you.
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This is my second time leaving my dog with Neil. As with the first time, I was very comfortable leaving my family member with him. He is a caring person, always keeps you updated on how your pet is doing. I appreciate his service and will definitely use it again if needed.
Thank you, Neil.

Alex and Martini
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Neil was fantastic with our pets. He was extremely thorough and caring. We would not consider using anyone else but him in the future!
Our dog and cat get along with wonderfully. We have peace of mind when we go away.
Neil was amazing!! We knew we were in good hands when we left Buddy with him. Buddy had a blast and Neil provided us with updates and pictures on a daily basis!! We couldn't be happier with our experience.
There aren't enough words to express how thankful I am to have found Neil! As a relatively new "mom" to our rescue Cooper, I was very nervous to leave Cooper anywhere. With a past full of short term stays, he doesn't like change and gets nervous. I knew boarding Cooper in a kennel setting was not going to be an option. So as I started to look I found Neil. I am beyond thankful!! From the moment I contacted him, Neil was responsive and easy to talk to. He is thorough and thoughtful. Our meet n greet was so comfortable that I just knew Neil was my ONLY choice for Cooper. From day one, Neil sent us lots of updates and pictures. It really felt so reassuring to know our boy was doing ok and getting so much love and attention. On Day 2 of being home, I really think Cooper misses Neil and Trixie - he looks kinda sad!! Neil - words can't express my gratitude. Cooper is my fifth "child" and I am so very happy to share him with you. I never once worried while I was away (and that's HUGE for me!! lol). If you need someone to care for your furbaby, Neil is your guy!! Again..... THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!!!! xo
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Our dog stayed there for the weekend and came back happy. Neil is awesome and we trust our dog with him.
Once again, Neil was a wonderful host to our dog Anya. This was her second stay and will not be her last. A few days before her stay, she developed some stomach issues that required extra attention and care. I checked in with Neil to make sure he was comfortable dealing with the issues at hand. He was extremely kind and reassuring that he would take great care of our girl. He even made her some rice and ham to eat during the stay! My husband and I are thankful that Neil is located in such a convenient area that allows us to drop her off whether planned weeks in advance or at a day's notice. Thank you again for taking care of Anya!
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Great host, you can tell he cares very much about the dogs he takes care of.

Neil was also very flexible with our scheduling - we had a moving target for when we were able to drop Traveler off and pick him up. He took all the changes in stride.

Traveler was very happy to stay with Neil, and felt very comfortable with him, which made us feel better, as this was the first time we boarded him.
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Neil was absolutely amazing with my boys!! He spoiled them so much I was a bit worried they wouldn't want to come home with me!! He picked up on their personalities right away and knew one was a very playful one and one just wanted love and attention and was able to make them both happy. I highly recommend Neil and look forward to going on more vacations because I found someone I can trust my boys with!! Thanks again Neil!! And the boys thank you too :-)
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It was easy to reserve a place for my dog. Neil was very accommodating and extremely helpful as this was the first time I left my dog with anyone.

Neil has also walked Maverick during the winter months. They ended up forming a great relationship.

My family loves Neil and consider him a family member.
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He is always nice with me and my dog Cherry. Also during the taking care of my dog , Neil always send me email up dated my dog situation with photo. I definitely have him take care of my dog next time.
My boyfriend and I left our 5 month old puppy Charlie with Neil for a few nights, and are SO glad we found the right guy for the job. Since it was my first time leaving Charlie for more than a few hours, I was very nervous and anxious about leaving him with someone else. Neil put my mind at ease during our meet and greet before the vacation, and sent several updates and pictures throughout the time Charlie was there to let us know that he was doing just fine and having a great vacation of his own! A few days before he was supposed to go to Neil's, Charlie got a little sick and was given some medicine and a special diet by the vet, and Neil was totally accommodating to Charlie's extra needs at the last minute. We were able to enjoy ourselves on vacation knowing that Charlie was in good hands and having fun. I couldn't be happier to have found Neil, and would certainly recommend him to anyone! We will most certainly be bringing Charlie back in the future.
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This was my second time leaving Ari with Neil and I couldn't be any happier with his care of him. I recieved a lot of great photo text updates over the weekend and knew Ari was having a great time!
This is our 3rd time using Neil to take care of our Sidney. He was able to care for her on short notice. When we need to leave our Sidney it is Neil we will call. Always love the updates and pictures Neil sends via text.
I took Prince for the first time with Neil and when we got home he was tired! I'm planning to take him again for the day so that I can have some peace of mind that he is being well taken care of!
We are very happy that we left Dixie with Neil. She had a great time, and she came home relaxed. Neil sent us updates about Dixie every day, including multiple pictures of her. We will definitely use his services again in the future.
This was Buddy's third time staying with Neil, we were very happy with Neil and how he cares for our special little Maltese. Buddy is 14 years old and has some medical issues and Neil does a very good job of making sure he takes his medications and gives him the attention he needs. We especially like the text messages and pictures of how buddy is doing. We also have Buddy booked to stay with him in June.
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Neil was amazing! My dog was so excitied to stay with Neil he could have cared less when I left him. I got tons of greats texts and photos and at the end of my trip got one exhausted pup who was asleep in the car within minutes of being picked up!
I have used Neil four times since Christmas and because of his professionalism and is caring for my dog "Blue"I will probably never ask anyone else to watch Blue
Neil takes great care of our Brewster. Our puppy has a lot of energy and needs a lot of close watching. Neil is patient and great with him. As others say, he sends pictures of what our puppy is up to and helps us feel better about being away from him. We'll definitely be using his services in the future. Brewster LOVES playing with him!
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Neil is a very honest and friendly man when I go away and trust my dog with him I do not have to worry about his care.
Another wonderful experience with Neil!!! This was the 3rd time we used his services and as always he provided excellent care. With our last minute request he immediately was willing to work around his and our schedule. His updates reassures us that Gizmo is being very well taken care of and having fun too!! See u soon Neil!
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Once again, Neil was here for me! Always a great experience. My dog loves him...I tell her Neil is coming today and she does that head tilt ears up thing that dogs do...From the pictures he sends me that he takes through the door, you can see how happy she is when she see's he has arrived...Thanks Neil!!
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As always, Neil is hear for me and my dog. Again, it was last minute for my request and he came through. I'm beginning to loose count on the number of times I have used his services. I think its somewhere in the high teens, like 15?? As always, my dog loves to see him and is always happy..
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Once again, Neil comes through - We had only a day and a half and needed to find a place for our dog due to and unplanned trip. Neil was happy to accomodate us and flexible on the times for drop-off and pick-up.

Our Dog Skip was happy to see Neil -wagging his tail, etc. ( this would be his 2nd time with Neil). I knew then, this was going to be a good regular gig... when my dog was happy to see Neil.

Very Glad we have Neil as our go-to guy, as we travel regularly.
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Neil is a true professional anyone that can take care of my dog who is a very stubborn ,strong and does not get along with other dogs knows exactly what he's doing I will be using Neil again in the near future
Neil continues to do a great job with our baby boy Ovi!
I believe this is the 12th or 13th time having Neil take care or my dog. He takes such good care of her and spoils her. Once he has taken care of her, I get pictures of the visit. Nice to have someone who is dependable and caring....
Neil is a a good choice for a Dog host/ nanny/ guardian. He's a retired police officer - I'm In the Army Reserves - so I knew he'd be a solid person to watch over our 60lb puppy, Skip. You can see he loves dogs and has the right mindset - Gentle but watchful and providing structure.

He sent text messages and pictures via email often.

He's our new go-to guy.
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As always, another perfect experience with Neil. This was the 12th time having him take care of my baby....he spoils her and she loves it. Thanks Neil!
Sheila got to spend the snow day with Neil and had a great time, she didn't want to leave!
Neil did a great job, as always, and allowed my husband and I to have a rare weeknight date in the city.
Neil was terrific! Conveniently located, but also a extremely kind and a true pet lover. He was able to teach my energetic dog a few tricks about manners too. Very helpful when it came to fun, touristy suggestions for a weekend in Manhattan as well!
Thanks again Neil for helping with Sheila even with the last minute request- literally a few hours of notice. Having your services available is helpful and appreciated!
This is our 3rd session with Neil and he continue to provide Ovi with a safe and happy environment. Ovi is thriving and Neil continues to work with our hectic schedules and be a true partner.
Neil was great! Very acommodating, pleasant to deal with, easygoing. We were away for 5 days and our dog felt like she was at home. He kept us updated every day via email. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and will use his service again if needed.
Thank you, Neil!
Alex, Irina and Martini
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This is my second time boarding my dog with Neil. The first time, Neil came to my home and walked my dog for me while I was away for two days. This time, I had Neil take in Pumbaa at his own home. Just like last time, Neil kept me updated with what was going on with Pumbaa. He even cooked him some rice when he noticed Pumbaa's stools were too soft. Neil has great advice regarding training tips too. He truly loves animals and I feel completely at ease when Pumbaa is in his care. I will be privately boarding Pumbaa with him again in Feburary and I look forward to knowing my dog is safe and happy at Neil's!!!!!!! As always, Neil's photos that he sent me made me smile =]
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Neil is great- he helped us out on a holiday weekend and it was nice to know our 8 month old hound mix pup, Sheila, was in good hands. He kept us updated and sent pics so it was easy to relax and not worry about her while we were away. It's nice to have someone you can trust so you can enjoy your time away without feeling guilty or nervous that your pet is stuck in a stuffy kennel without someone to scratch their ears. Thanks Neil!
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Neil continues to be a great partner with us in managing our puppy care. He's flexible with our crazy schedules and great with Ovi!
Once again, Neil was there for me. My family came into town, last minute, and I needed him to watch my dog Friday. She loves when he comes. He always sends me pictures and she always looks happy. This was my 11th time having him take care of her.

It's nice to have someone I can rely on last minute!

Thanks Neil!
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My dog is always happy with Neil, thank you!
Always reliable and very trustworthy, worked with me for a last minute reservation and I'm super grateful for that!
Sophie stayed with Neil and Olga for 13 days last month. As usual (5th stay), she enjoyed lots of TLC and play time.
Sophie developed eye and ear infections while staying with Neil and he was very diligent in taking her to his vet and getting the proper treatment (covered by DogVacay insurance). She is now completely well.
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Neil to the rescue! I was in a bind and he was there. He's very reliable and if it wasn't for him yesterday, I have no clue what I would of done. This was my 8th time and not my last time using him.. Thanks Neil!
My husband and I got an 8 week old puppy - Ovi - but needed daily puppy care while we worked. We found Neil and are so thankful. Neil has been amazing to work with. My husband and I both work in the city and he works with our crazy schedules and sends daily texts/emails with updates about how Ovi's doing and helped continue our house training efforts during the day. We even had one day where Ovi wasn't feeling well and Neil knew exactly what to do to settle his stomach and make sure he was feeling top-notch in no time! I had a very hard time trusting someone with my puppy but Neil has made me feel very comfortable and I'm so happy he's part of our puppy raising family. He's definitely our go-to care taker for Ovi! If you use him maybe your pet and Ovi will be friends one day :).
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When I did my meet and greet with Neil my dog Buddy did not cling to me or shake, he was very relaxed and was checking out his place. I took that as a sign that this was the place to leave him.

Neil was great with Buddy, he gave him his medications and took him for walks. He also sent me pictures and updates while we were gone. Buddy is 13 and has some age related issues and Neil was very patient with him.

We were very happy with our choice and highly recommend Neil.
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Big thanks to Neil for his 7th time taking care of my dog. With my mom visiting and us being out all day, it was good to know my dog was in good hands. Thanks again Neil!
This was my third time using Neil to board my two beagle pups. Once again I couldn't be happier. He took very good care of my boys. I know I'll be coming back next time I need to board them.
My husband and I left our 4 month old puppy, Anya, with Neil while we spent the day out in NYC. Neil was quick to respond and was happy to accommodate our very last minute request! His vicinity to the city and easy access from the highway made it a breeze to drop our puppy off. Being the over protective mother, I'm always nervous dropping our pup off. However, once I met Neil at his lovely home, I knew I could stop worrying and leave my precious girl in his hands. Neil was kind enough to give us a tour of his home and had already printed out all the vital information I had sent over about Anya. He was attentive to her needs from the first minute they met to the last when we picked her up. He was even kind enough to send lots of pictures of Anya. His sweet cat and wonderful assistant helped take care of Anya as well! Our puppy had the time of her life that day and I am so grateful Neil is part of DogVacay. Any pet owner would be lucky to leave their little one in his hands.

A quick note for anyone that might be concerned that Neil does not have a fenced in backyard. - I was initially concerned about this, however, when we arrived at his home, you notice there is a large green in front of his door step that dogs can play in and use to relieve themselves. Neil made sure to let us know that Anya would be on the leash at all times while in that area and he would take her out to play there as well. I did not have any concerns about this once I had a first hand view of his home and the green!
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This is my 6th time using Neil and his dog care services. As usual, Neil was fantastic with my Boston Terrier, Lilo. He took her for a long walk, played with her and gave her lots of love and attention. He also checked on my cat, Tinkerbell. I always love getting pictures of my dog throughout the day. It helps to know that she is being well taken care of while I am away.I would recommend Neil to anyone in need of dog care that prefers personal one on one attention for their furry friend. Great job Neil. Thanks again.
Amy
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This was my 6th time having Neil watch my dog and it was kind of last minute too. Nice to know I can count on him when I need him.

My dog, Friday, is always happy to see him. How do,I know? He sends me pictures of her while she is in his care. Seeing how happy she is make me feel very comfortable! I get pictures and a report of her each time...

Thanks Neil! Friday will see you again soon!
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This was our 3rd time entrusting our cocker spaniel Charlie to Neil's care and we were not disappointed! Charlie stayed with Neil for 9 nights while our family was out of the country on vacation and we had a complete peace of mind that Charlie was having the best time - it was easy to see just by looking at daily pictures and reading fun and loving updates from Neil. I am so happy that we found Neil - he is so reliable and caring - and we will be using his services again, I am sure!
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It's was the 5th time Neil watched my dog. He not only treats her like a queen, but this time, he bought her birthday goodies! What a nice surprise for her and me! I always feel 100% comfortable when I request his services.. Thanks Neil!!
Neil was really attentive to my dog. He gets hotspots occasionally and did so during his stay. Neil saw to it that he got his proper meds and went out of his way to make sure my dog was extra comfy. I think that Neil deserves even more than 5 stars for his care for my sweet dog. I am grateful to him.
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Neil was awesome! He accommodated me any way he could. My doggie hanky loves him! I would highly recommend him :)
On very short notice Neil kept our four month old puppy over night and thru the next day so that my husband and I could enjoy NYC! Neil kept us updated via text and email on Layla's well being, along with pictures of her comfortable Vacation Day with Neil. When we came to pick her up she was very happy and playful. Neil is a wonderful person, a true animal lover, and we highly recommend him.
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Very happy with Neil! My dog Gucci was super happy spending the weekend with Neil and the other dog and cat in the house. Everyone got along really well, as I can tell from the pictures Neil sent me daily, with the email updates! Highly recommend!
1Neil was an awesome dog sitter! My husband and I were going away to Philly for two days and I needed someone to come and walk/feed my dog while we were there. While away, Neil sent pictures and text messages with updates of my dog after every walk. He answered all my questions and text messages promptly and was beyond nice and caring from the moment I met him. Absolutely no question that I will use Neil in the future and I would highly recommend to anyone considering using Neil. Lastly, the best part about Neil is that he truly loves animals and takes a lot of pride in what he does which I think is really key in all of this! Thank you Neil :)
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Always a great experience with Neil. I get pictures of her while he is here, which makes feel comfortable knowing my dog is fine...
Neil has been super with my dog! He sends a lot of photos and in each one my dog looks happy. Neil has also gone out of his way to do extra things like get more food and adhere to my dog's quirky vitamin and med regime. He is a wonderful caretaker!
3rd time using Neil and not the last. My dog, Friday, loves when he takes care of her. Neil sends me pictures of her and she always looks so happy.
Neil was fantastic with our puggle Buddy. I couldn't say better things about him. Not once did I have to worry about him while we were on vacation. I would definitely use Neil again. Thank you Neil for watching our Buddy!!
This was our 2nd time using Neil. Our Sidney has found a home away from home. Neil truly treats your pet as if it was his own and the daily updates and pictures via text messages puts our minds at ease. We know our Sidney is in great hands. Neil will always be our 1st choice as a pet sitter.
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We could not watch our dog Cherry. That was found out day before we had to fly oversees. Neil accepted last minute reservation and took care of my dog. THANK YOU Neil .
Neil is a wonderful person, pet lover and all around good guy. He treats our Pazzo as if he were his own dog. Neil contacts us daily and really makes us feel less guilty about having to leave our best friend home. This is the second time that we used Neil and would not consider using anyone else.
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I have never used DogVacay before and so I was a little nervous about leaving Tootsie with anyone, but Neil was amazing. He is very thorough and professional.
Neil sent out a questionnaire prior to meeting Tootsie and myself which I really appreciated because it shows how much he cares to know about the pets he's taking in and really reflects his level of professionalism.
Neil showed very loving and kind demeanor with my dog and after the first few minutes of meeting him, and I know my Tootsie would be in Safe, loving hands. Right off the bat I knew that he would be able to provide the same level of care and attention to my girl, and I was so pleased and relieved to have found him.
Moreover, I really appreciated the photos and in depth texts that Neil sent on a day to day basis to let me know me know how my Tootsie was doing. This made the entire experience very easy and enjoyable.
I would gladly recommend Neil to anyone who is looking for a Pet sitter. He genuinely loves animals and has a lovely way about him.
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2nd time just as good as the first time! For this request, I basically asked less than 24 hours prior to my needs and he happily accepted. I'm so happy I found a great person to accommodate my dog walking needs.
I can't say enough about Neil. My 1st time using a dog sitter and it won't be my last. After meeting him, he assured me everything would be ok. I must of asked a million questions and he answered them and had a lot of patients with me and my concerns. My dog loves him. He texted pictures of her and what she was doing. I look forward to another experience with him.
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Neil O did a wonderful job with my puppy Apollo. He kept our family up to date with photos and texts. He was very attentive to Apollo, playing with him and taking him on long walks. He cared for Apollo so well and we felt comfortable with leaving him in the care of Neil. This was the second time we used Neil to watch our dog and we will continue to trust him with Apollo. Thank you Neil for taking such good care of Apollo. We know he enjoys your company as well. You're the best and I would recommend you 100% to anyone.
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What can I say, Neil is the Best!! We had reservations with a big name " Pet Hotel" and a the very last minute they informed us they wouldn't be able to take in our pup. We only had 2 days to find someone, Last minute reservations are almost impossible to make, but Neil was available and what a god send! He stayed in contact with us everyday, sent pictures regularly and treated our Atlas like his own. They say that everything happens for a reason, Well Neil and PetVacay is the only way we will go from now on!

Vince B.
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This was our 1st time boarding our dog Stan with Neil. Stan is a 6 month old puppy and as with all puppies they require a bit more attention & patience and Neil has an abundance of both. My request was last minute on a late Thursday evening and by early Friday morning Neil was in touch with me. I emailed him all 4 medical summaries from our vet and Neil took the time to read each of them & ask questions. He made the process & drop-off very easy and put my wife & myself completely at ease at every step and also kept in touch with regular texts & pics. Neil is super friendly & caring and a real professional. Stan got excellent care & got to play with other dogs. Neil is the best and we will definitely be calling on him again.
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This was my 2nd time boarding our Lexi with Neil. Once again, he demonstrated great patience with our very hi-energy 8 month old puppy. And, as before, he also helped ease my & my wife's separation anxiety by keeping us updated with daily text messages & pictures. Lexi got to play with other dogs as well. Neil is very responsible & super friendly & provides excellent care. We are very thankful to have found such a loving & caring person and have brought him back small tokens of our appreciation from Jamaica & Hershey Park. We will be booking our 3rd stay with Neil very soon and all other boarding in the future too. Thank You Neil for another great job!! 
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Neil was great, and very caring to my dog. He understood how to take care of an older dog, and was very professional. I would definitely use him again.
Neil was great with our Sidney! It was the first time we left her with a dog sitter. Neil made us and Sidney feel right at home. Daily updates through text messages and pictures were just great. You can tell he really cares about your pet. A++++++
I needed a last minute place to board my 2 beagle puppies. I've never had to leave them alone before, so I was very nervous. Neil made me feel very at ease and welcome and kept me updated with pictures through out their stay. He took very good care of my pups and I am very grateful to have found him.
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Neil was great! He kept us updated on how our dog was doing and Luke came back to us happy and healthy. Thank you Neil!
Another great experience! Neil is a caring and thoughtful person. He provides excellent care therefore we enjoy our time away knowing Gizmo is well taken care of. We are so happy to have met Neil and gizmo cant wait for his next vacation!! See ya soon!
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What a wonderful experience!! We contact Neil on very short notice and he was more than willing to help. The care that our dog Gizmo received was top of the line. Neil kept us in the loop through out the weekend and made our time away much more enjoyable. Neil is a very friendly, welcoming person and I look forward to seeing him in the future and I know Gizmo does too!
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We left our 5 months old cocker spaniel with Neil for 5 nights while we took the kids for a spring break. This was our dog's second stay with Neil, and Charlie must have remembered his positive experience because he was happy to see Neil and stayed without any hesitation. Neil sent us daily text messages with pictures to let us know that Charlie was doing great, which made us feel at ease. Charlie was in a great mood when we came back - he got to play with another puppy his age who was being taken care of by Neil during the stay and had so much fun! It is clear from all our interactions with Neil that he loves taking care of dogs, and he is also very responsible. I already recommended Neil to other families with pets and we plan to use his services again during our next vacation.
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Fantastic Job Neil ! Our 5 year old Schnauzer Maddy loved her stay with Uncle Neil. Maddy settled right in and made friends with Trixie the cat shortly after her arrival. We look forward to sending her back to you soon.
Neil O. Took great care of our 7 month old puppy.

My family and I wanted to take a last minute trip for one day but we had recently gotten a puppy whom we couldn't take with us. I found DogVacay and Neil. I sent him a request and he responded within a half an hour.

We dropped our puppy off and for the entire time that we were gone, we got pictures and messages about our dog. Would definitely recommend him and we will be using him for all of our Doggy Vacays. Thanks you Neil
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We went of a ski trip over the weekend and left our four months old cocker spaniel with Neil. Since this was our first time leaving our puppy, we were a bit nervous. However, Neil made us feel at ease. He was very responsive to every email and phone call from our initial inquiry about the stay through the end of the stay. He also sent us pictures and updates about how the puppy was doing, which made us feel that our dog was in good hands and taken care of and gave us a peace of mind. Neil walked the dog three times a day and even got up in the middle of the night to let out puppy out to do his "business." We felt that Neil is very responsible and also loves taking care of animals. We are planning another family trip soon and will definitely consider Neil as a care-taker of our dog.
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It was our first time leaving Bosun with a sitter; he is a 1.5 year old, 90 lb, exuberant yellow lab, and we were a bit nervous. That was before we found Neil, who was great! He kept us up to date on how things were going with texts and pix, and our pup had a great time. I'm not usually a "Pawsome" kind of reviewer, but this one is warranted. I will absolutely call on Neil again the next time we we need to board our dog. Thanks Neil, and see you again soon!

Chris Kinkade
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I left Marley with Neil from November to January 17. He did great with Marley. This was a long board and never once did I feel nervous because Neil kept in constant contact with me via BBM. He would send daily updates and pictures of Marley, along with his other boards. It was a grea experience that i know Marley enjoyed. I will definitely be returning Marley to Neil if I ever need someone to watch him again.
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Another excellent experience with Neil. Thank you for the great service.
Neil is great, he took wonderful care of my puppy Lilo. He was very accomodating and friendly. Lilo was very happy to meet him and spend time with him and I felt very comfortable that my beloved pet was being excellent care of.

Neil even took care of my mom's cat since she was in the hospital with a broken hip. When the cat's litter ran out he replaced it and also bought Lilo new treats. I am very happy with Neil's service and would recommend him to anyone I know that needs Pet Care services.
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Neil was awesome! Responsible, reliable and very friendly even offered me advice on training my doggies a bit better than they are
I was in such a bind in November, and needed to someone to watch my dog temporarily. I emailed many hosts, and even pther companies. The first to reply was Neil, and i am very happy it was. I have never felt so relaxed and comfortable leaving my baby boy with any one else. He send regular updates and pictures daily just to ease my anxiety. I am currently in Bermuda for 2 months, which is a long time to not see tour dog. But he has really helped with the transistion. I was recently in his area and he brought Marley down to see me so that i can see he was healthy and happy. It was very hard leaving to go back to Bermuda but because Neil is so professional and a great animal caretaker i can rest assured that Marley is in good hands.
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Neil did A great job taking care of our dog Jigga. We Forgot his bed by accident and neil provided a nice soft place for him to sleep. It was nice to get picture updates as well as to how our dog was doing. I would recommend Neil For anyone who does not want to put there dog in a kennel and know that your pet is with someone you can trust and someone who will give them lots of love.
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Very caring , accommodating and responsible. Will definitely go back again.
We are so thankful for Neil. We left our TWO dogs with Neil and shortly after we left for our trip, Hurricane Sandy hit. Neil was so quick to not only keep us updated on what was happening on the east coast, but in updating our reservations to extend the reservation. He was very flexible and sent us many many updates and picture updates. Would definitely recommend!
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Neil is great - he actually watched our JRT, Peanut and our cat Puck for 2 weeks, and he was so sweet and caring. We had lots of ups and downs because we were moving from FL to NY, but he helped us every step of the way. He sent us updates and pics daily, and was very helpful in reassuring us that all of our pets were doing well.

He is super friendly and kind...choose Neil today! He even deliveredour pets to us in Brooklyn from NJ! Great pet sitting experience!
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Neil took very good care of our 6 month old lab-mix, text and pic updates helped wife's and daughter's separation anxiety. Would def call Neil for future boarding needs!
My dog Brady and I had an excellent experience with Neil! He made my vacation super relaxing knowing my puppy was in great hands.
This is the second time that our dog Sophie vacationed with Neil. We were once again delighted with the experience. A few days earlier we picked up Sophie after her first stay with Neil, which was a 10 day stay and we couldn't be happier. Sophie had never before been boarded in someone's home and Sophie had never been around a cat before (which Neil has). Neil assured us Sophie would be fine and would become friends with his cat. From the first day we dropped Sophie off, Neil kept in touch constantly by sending us texts, emails and pictures of Sophie playing with his cat, other dogs in the park and in general, Sophie making herself at home in his apartment. My husband and I loved hearing from Neil a few times a day and getting all those pictures. When we got back after our first trip we immediately changed our boarding plans and were happy that Neil could again accommodate us when we needed to board Sophie the following weekend. She was clearly happy to see her "Uncle Neil" again and didn't look back once when we dropped her off. We couldn't be happier with the services Neil provides. He is a lovely man and it is clear that he truly loves the dogs he watches. We will certainly continue to use Neil and we are very happy we found him.
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Neil, was a wonderful host he took great care of my Pomeranian (Bella) he provided regular updates on her status and sent along pictures of their activities throughout the day; Neil adds tremendous value to an already great service. Highly Recommended



-Nick
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Neil sent pictures and texts every day. Dogs were relaxed and happy and enjoyed their stay.
Neil is the best. After our experience boarding our dog with Neil, we would never take her anywhere else
This was the first time that I ever boarded Teddie and I was extremely nervous to leave him with a total stranger. During our first telephone conversation Neil immediately made me feel comfortable and was very open to communication. He asked all about Teddie and his habits and likes and dislikes. Neil was an excellent dog sitter who sent photos throughout the day and gave Teddie lots of love and attention. I would recommend Neil to anyone who needs someone to take care of their beloved pet. There is no one that I'd rather have Teddie stay with. Teddie loved his stay so much that he was super excited to get back in the car when he thought he was going back to see Neil. Unfortunately, it was his annual vet visit so he was quite disappointed :).

Thank you DogVacay for creating this wonderful service so that us dog owners can have peace of mind knowing that our pet is being well taken care of!

Thank you Neil for being so wonderful with Teddie!
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Neil is both a wonderful person and an extremely conscientious pet lover. He contacted us daily and we will never leave our dog with anyone else. He is the man!
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