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David H.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rottweiler

David's Resident Pets

11 old

David's House

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Outdoor area

About David

We are a retired couple with a large home and a fenced yard. Dogs have access to the kitchen/den area of the house as well as the backyard. Dogs are pampered and get 3 walks everyday starting with a long (30-45 minute) walk in the morning.
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David H.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 17, 2016
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At David's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At David's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
42 Reviews
I took a trip to the Caribbean and had to change the horrible flight schedule I had gotten when trying to redeem frequent flyer miles. Dave was super flexible as my flight schedule changed. Enzo loves his time with Dave & Patti!
As always - Dave did a wonderful job of caring for my dog as I got to enjoy a weekend away!
Another Christmas has come and gone and I had Dave & Patti watch Enzo while I traveled to visit family for the holiday. Due to the tornado that hit Dallas my flight was cancelled and I was unable to get out for 2 more days. Dave was super flexible about extending my original reservation so he could watch Enzo while I tried to make my way back to San Diego. We continue to be very satisfied customers!
Enzo had another fun long weekend with Dave, Patti, Tasha and a few other 4-legged house guests. Enzo loves staying with Dave & Patti so much it's really starting to feel more like he's going to "Uncle Dave and Aunt Patti's"!! :)
Always a pleasure to bring Pip to Dave. She is very well taken care of.
Everything was great - just as it always is! Dave even let me get a little outlet shopping in before picking up Enzo!
My dog always has such vacay at Dave's - I think he counts the days until I have to go out of town again and he gets to play with Tasha!
David and Patti are always great with our dog Lolo. They are timely with pictures and swift in their responses.
I think this was the longest stay Enzo has had with Dave & Patti and just as always, he had a wonderful vacation while I was off on my vacation. I told Enzo we probably should to refer to Dave & Patti as Uncle Dave and Aunt Patti since he stays with them so much it feels like they're becoming family!
WE always take our senior dachshund to David when we're in the area. The care and attention he gives is just like being at home for our dog Pip. She is always very happy when we pick her up.
David and Patti are so great! They are truly just nice people and treat our dog so well. We definitely recommend!
everything went very smoothly
Dave & Patti watched Enzo in July and August for me - both times he had other dogs to play with, lots of loving & snuggling from Dave & Patti, and came home tired from all the exercise he got. He always has a ball when he stays with his "adopted" aunt & uncle!!
David and Patti were so great! They made our 2-year old dog feel so welcomed and treated her with kindness, understanding and patience.

Our dog is a bit of a whiner, but David and Patti were accepting of her behavior and were so kind about it.

They are fantastic sitters.
We were nervous leaving our puppy for the first time, but our experience with having David watch her was excellent. She was so happy when we picked her up and we could tell she was well cared for. He even emailed us a photo of her while we were away. We will definitely use David's services again.
Teddy just for back from his dogvacay vacation. David took great care of Teddy and sent us lots of pictures. Teddy always has a great time and wants to come back. We had a great time on vacation since we knew Teddy was well taken care of.
I got to have a guilty-free mini-vacation this week on a cruise while Enzo had a mini-vacation with his favorite sitters - Dave & Patti. He got plenty of play time with Tasha and some other dogs, as well as plenty of chill-out time.
Another quick weekend up to LA and Enzo was once again well cared for by Dave, Patti & Tasha.
Dave & Patti were able to watch Enzo with little notice due to a funeral I had to attend. They always give him so much love & attention - it's like a home-away-from-home for Enzo and very reassuring to me that he's in good hands. And Enzo always comes home tired since he gets to play with their dog Tasha all day! Thanks again!
I think our dog Smokey loved his stay with Dave. We're looking forward to another. 5 stars- but I don't think the website tool worked when I tried to click 5 stars.
Paris had an enjoyable stay with David. He had been there before, but, this time, we were out-of-the-country.That distance made us think concertedly about Paris's well-being; we were not readily accessible. We had confidence in David & the care he would provide. Paris had stayed with him previously & flourished in his care. That helped allay our worries. The only concern we ended-up with was whether he wanted to stay with David, or come home with us. He had a welcoming environment, with other dogs present too, including David's. The home setting was wonderful, with good supervision & care. We cannot say enough about David's work with Paris; neither can Paris.
It's very reassuring to know Enzo was having a great Thanksgiving with Dave & Patti while I was away enjoying the holiday with family on the east coast. It's the longest I've ever been away from him, but I know he was in great hands so I didn't feel so guilty about being away. Many thanks to Dave & Patti for being Enzo's second family!
What can I say that I haven't already said? Dave, Patty and Tasha are the best - that's why we're "regulars" with them! I no longer feel the guilt I did before when going out of town because I know my dog is having a blast!
I had to attend a reunion on Oct. 5 up in LA and so Enzo got to stay another night at Dave & Patty's house so he could play with Tasha and the other dogs they were watching. Once again, Enzo came home tired so I know he got lots of play time. He is always well cared for when he stays with Dave, Patty and Tasha.
David was a fantastic host for our Frida, especially during an incredibly chaotic couple of months with travel and job changes. They have quite a comfy, dog friendly place. Frida thoroughly enjoyed her walks and was pretty tired the next day. Thanks David!
The experience with David could not have been better and my dog was in very good hands. I had never used Dog Vacay before and did not really know what to expect but with my dog Kai getting up in age now at 9, I did not want to leave him in a kennel type environment. I know that Kai enjoyed very much being with David's dogs and some of the other "visitors" during his stay. When I went to pick Kai up, he was happy to see us but seemed so relaxed and happy in David's home. David sent me pictures and updates on Kai often which certainly relieved my concerns when I was on vacation. I will certainly utilize David again when I travel. This is the best care I can find for my dog.
Enzo had another great time with Dave, Patti and Tasha - lots of play time, exercise and attention. He loves coming to stay with them and I love knowing he's in such great hands. Thanks again!
This was Bentley's first stay with David & Patti, and he seemed to have a nice time. We loved getting updates and photos. It is wonderful knowing our dog is in someone's home instead of a kennel, getting walks each day and personal attention.
This was our dogs third visit with David and patti. Great home! we are so happy leaving buster here when we are out of town.
Our dog had a great time (she told me so)! David is awesome!
Our first experience with DogVacay and it went very well. David H. took good care of our 10-year old dachshund Pip. He even sent pictures to reassure us that she was in good hands. Highly recommend David H. MIMI & PIP
This was the second stay for our dog with David and Peggy. We left her for 6 days and I was unsure of how she would settle in for that amount of time. Happily she was very content with them and I am happy to say we will use their service again in the future.
I don't leave a review after every stay, but I recently came back from a long trip with Maya staying with Dave, Patti, and Tasha for a couple of weeks. Maya has now stayed with this wonderful family for the 8th time!! This makes it sounds like I'm constantly abandoning my dog, but it is also a measure of how awesome they are.

Maya goes delirious with joy when I drop her off, literally jumping at my car door to get out and run to their gate. She gets lots of walks, lots of kisses, couch privileges, talkative playmate Tasha...and a lot of love. I miss her a lot when she's not there, but I never worry when she's with Dave and Patti. Thank you so much for taking such amazing care of Maya.
Enzo enjoyed another Saturday evening with Dave, Patti, Tasha and another dog that was being boarded. Enzo always comes back exhausted, which tells me he gets LOTS of play time in. Thanks again, Dave and Patti, for continuing to allow Enzo to have a fun mini-vacation when I have to sneak out of town for the weekend.
This was my dog's second stay with Dave, Patty and Tasha - he really enjoys his time here. He gets to enjoy play time, walks and this stay he even got to watch The Life of Pi! Thanks again for taking good care of my Enzo!
I decided to use this site after my last experience hiring someone to come to the house was disappointing. Neighbors told me they never walked the dog and stayed only for 10 minutes instead of the 2 hours I paid for. Kennels are the worst.
I am so glad I choose David! It takes an active person to handle this breed and I was happy to see that David really does walk the dogs daily. In addition to understanding dog behavior and exercise needs,the family is sweet and included our beloved family dog into their lives as if he were theirs. The frequent pictures were great and the whole family was happy to get them.
We didn't want our dog coming home with bad habits and seeing how well behaved their own dog was provided a huge reassurance.
I will plan on booking with David and Patti again for our next trip. There is no better recommendation than repeat business!
This was aa very warm and caring household. David took great care of our puppy, and she had a great time with his dog. She was walked several times a day, andseemed very comfortable in their house.
Dave and Patti were great with our dog, Cinder, a mini-schnauzer. They were extremely responsible and kept us informed, periodically, when Cinder became ill. Also, they contacted our veterinarian and brought Cinder for an examination and treatment. David and Patti managed to keep Cinder at ease until we we were able to pick her up. In short - they were wonderfule hosts. We would highly recommend them.
Dave, Patti and Tasha were great hosts for my dog's weekend vacation. My dog was welcome to a huge array of doggy toys to play with (he even got to take a new ball home), he got to go on walks, he had lots of playtime in their backyard with Tasha and he was given lots of loving care from Dave and Patti. The sign of a great weekend is when my dog comes home and sleeps the rest of the evening (which he is definitely doing now!) I would highly recommend Dave and Patti and plan on using their services again.
David and his family took very very good care of Myles. It was like he was a part of their family for the holidays. This was a great situation and look forward to having Myles spend more time with them :)
David was very quick to respond to our emails. Our dog Teddy stayed with him while we were away and he had a great time. David emailed us pictures of Teddy during his stay so we could see how he was doing. David was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend him .
David and Patti were wonderful to our dog Maya! Maya had a lovely vacay, made a new friend, got a lot of playtime and walks. My family couldn't be happier, especially as David and Patti continued to send us photos of Maya living it up while we were away. It really felt like Maya was at home, but slightly better since she also had a playmate in David and Patti's beautiful dog, Tasha. Thank you so much!
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