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Gary D.

17 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Gary's House

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Outdoor area

About Gary

Work at home, friendly, loving, responsible adult who adores all animals and taking guest pets on regular walks in a private, upscale neighborhood. My fiancé and I are the only people who live in our house, and she is also a huge animal lover. 20+ years of experience caring for animals of all types. No other pets currently in the home. Exquisite and comfortable luxury accommodations with 1+ acre of property for lots of canine fun!
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Gary D.

17 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gary's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Gary's Home
$60 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$50 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$50 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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17 Reviews
My wife and I recently took a two and a half week vacation and left our one year old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy with Gary. This was the first time that we had left him and we were like nervous parents leaving our child for the first time...probably worse. We were also nervous for Gary as well, given the ridgeback puppys deserved reputation, and our boy is definitely a bit of a maniac!! However, after meeting with Gary at our initial meet and greet we immediately were put at ease. Gary and his wife are both definitely "dog people!" Gary kept us updated throughout our trip with text messages and photos. Our boy always looked happy and well cared for. He was even on his same bathroom schedule when we returned!! Gary reminded us that not only were we on vacation, but our dog was as well!! He was always available and responded immediately. We could not have wished for a better experience with a pet sitter and he is now our "go-to" for future vacations. I would recommend Gary to any pet owner who wants peace of mind while they are away and to know that their pet is in caring and very capable hands.
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Gary was so accommodating, understanding and kind to both our pups and us! He's very knowledgable, positive and calm. Highly recommended!
Couldn't ask for more. We received updates and pics throughout and our muppets didn't want to come home. Thanks Gary, we will definitely be back.
Wonderful experience! Gary is extremely caring and took very good care of my beloved dog Maggie May. He even sent me photo updates. =) I would highly recommend him when you need someone to watch your dog.
We trusted Gary with important members of our family and would do so again in a heartbeat! He sent us daily updates on how they were doing including pictures. He treated our girls like they were his own and you couldn't ask for better care. It's obvious how much he loves dogs - when we were leaving, he came out to the car to give both of them another hug goodbye. I would highly recommend him for your furry canine family members
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We have finally found a dog sitter we can totally trust to care for our dog! Eli (Gary's fiancé) was the primary dog sitter for Prima this past weekend, as Gary was busy with work. She was always giving me updates and sending me pictures of Prima. Prima was treated just as she was at home, which is very comforting. Any time we travel, we will always leave home knowing that our dog is in caring hands. Thanks!
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Gary took incredible care of my 11 year old golden, Chloe. She has arthritis and also had surgery a week before going to Gary's and had staples in. He was very careful w her and loving and I know they bonded right away. We felt very secure leaving her with him.
We will happily leave our animals with him every time we travel, if he's available. Just a great guy!
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My overall experience with Gary was extremely positive. He made my dog feel like she was at home. He was very in tune with my dogs needs. The home was extremely clean and cozy, not to mention the beautiful yard that any dog would love. I was also sent updates including pictures of my dog during her stay. I would definitely recommend Gary, if you would like your dog to have a true DogVacay! =)
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Gary watched our dog for one day. Overall, he was very responsive, polite and professional. His home was beautiful and he had a large yard for the dogs to play in. Prima seemed very relaxed when we picked her up. We will definitely use Gary again.
This is the second time we've taken our dog to Gary and she had a great experience. I hope he'll take her again soon.
Gary is always calm and patient. Our 9 month old German Shorthaired Pointed was a challenge as she had never been away from home but he did not give up on her. I hope he will let her vacation with him again and this time he can get some sleep. thank you Gary!
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This was the first time I have left my dog with anyone other than her breeder. I was apprehensive but after meeting with Gary I felt much better. He appeared to be a very loving and attentive host. I appreciated the photos he sent to show me how she was doing. Stella seemed very well cared for and I would not hesitate to leave her with Gary again.
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Highly recommend Gary! He obviously loves animals, he has a beautiful home and a nice big yard. After the meet and greet, we were very comfortable leaving our two girls with him and are confident they were well cared for.
Gary and Elizabeth couldn't have been more considerate of Pipers needs, they are indeed very responsible and knowledgeable couple. I felt very comfortable leaving Piper with them and I know he loved the care they gave him.
We can now look forward to more vacations knowing Gary and Elizabeth will take wonderful care of our Piper.
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Where should I start? For someone that is extremely protective of who watches or walks my dogs I can tell you Gary was far above exceptional. Not only does he have a very clean house & great back yard for your dog but his love for animals clearly shows from the moment you meet him. He does not cage your dog and allows them full run of his house. Unlike other border's who I interviewed, Gary walked my dogs every few hours. One of my dogs has health issues and Gary went well & beyond and gave her numerous pills every morning and evening as well as her eye drops that need to be given 4 times a day. Since he works from home he is able to watch your dog or cat throughout the day. I also gave him the choice to let the dogs sleep in their beds (which they never do at home) and they slept in his bed. I interviewed around 25 individuals who watch and board people's dogs & cats and he was the only person by far who I would leave my dogs with. Actually, if I did not find him I was not going to go on my 2 week vacation. He is also diligent in keeping you posted on how your animals are doing and provided me with pictures numerous times on how they were. If you want to go away and not worry about your dogs/cats, I would highly recommend using him. Lastly, to Gary, I just want to thank you for allowing me to be at ease on my vacation and to thank you again on taking such great care of Bentley & Remy.
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Gary did a great job with our 9 month old English Bulldog Bacon. He sent us pictures and replied with updates on how our dog was doing. Before leaving him for a long weekend Gary asked us questions about what our dog is and is not allowed to do. I can tell Bacon had a great time because he was tired when he came home, so he must of had alot of playtime.
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Gary took wonderful care of my dog, Hunter. He sent photos of their time together and kept in touch throughout the week. When I arrived to pick him up he was happy and looked at home in Gary's house. He even followed Gary around wagging his tail even though we were there. It was nice to see the bond they formed in only one week.
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