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Daniel D.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

Daniel's Resident Pets

1 yr 8 mo old

Daniel's House

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

About Daniel

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am currently accepting NEW clients again. As always, former clients are welcome.

I've been sitting and boarding through DogVacay for over 3 years now. I am an adjunct professor of art and practicing artist which allows for a flexible schedule to host dogs. My Honda Element loves to have a dog or two in the roomy back. Teaching as a college professor for several years so wrangling a few animals sounds like a dream after minding 20+ students! Dog-sitting is a perfect way for me to earn some extra cash while continuing to pursue my art career and also get some grounding animal contact.

I'm fairly tall at 6'1", athletic build, am not afraid of even the largest animal, happy to handle large dogs on walks.

However, I am NOT accepting problem dogs that: are very anxious, create messes or bark too much (I have a friendly landlord upstairs and want to keep it that way!).

- All situations for dogs and owners are different so it's best if you contact me first with potential dates, a description of your animals needs/behavior, and see if we can figure out something that works. I will send you a custom quote.

Also note:
- I add $6 per additional animal if caring for more than one (this is adjustable if the additional animals are cats or other)
- an unexpected veterinarian visit will trigger an additional $50 fee (this is always done in close consultation with you/your proxy - this is a new, but necessary, adjustment to my fees as it has happened several times and a half day in the hospital with a pup can be a challenge).
- excellent references available upon request.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Daniel D.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Daniel's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$43 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Daniel's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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19 Reviews
Daniel was wonderful with my big, strong guy. With Mugs having separation anxiety, I wanted someone to stay at my home with Mugs. Daniel was willing to do so making my absence much easier on Mugs. From what I can tell, Mugs loved Daniel who had a mellowing affect on my hyperactive boy. I won't hesitate to call on Daniel again whether it be for dogsitting or just for walks to tire him out for me once and awhile!
Daniel does a great job with our dogs. They seem to love him and he goes out of his way to make their time special while we are away from home.
Daniel was not only great with our dogs (and cats!) but also went above and beyond and was a great house sitter as well. It was nice getting text updates and feeling like we could reach him anytime if need be. We feel lucky to have found him and hope to use him again soon! Thanks, Daniel!
Daniel is calm, responsive and attentive to whatever the dogs need. I wouldn't hesitate to call on him again.
Daniel was great! He kept me updated on my pups daily. He was professional, helpful and kept my apartment nice and tidy. I didn't worry once while I was gone, and will definitely be rebooking.
Daniel was great with my dog and he kept me well informed while I was away! I would definitely use him again in the future.
Daniel stayed at our house to watch our two dogs and two cats. It was such a comfort knowing that everyone was being cared for in our absence and that the house was not sitting empty either! Daniel sent text messages and photos which were very comforting and reassuring. We will definitely be booking with Daniel again!
Daniel was great! Hank had such a good time at Daniel's house that he closed his eyes and slept the whole car ride back to our house. Daniel has a great big fenced in back yard where Hank got to run around and play outside. Thanks for taking such great care of Hank!
Daniel was a wonderful dog sitter. He was observant of our dog's timid personality and worked to help our dog feel comfortable. Our dog is also very energetic and Daniel was so kind and patient. Our dog loved playing with his dog in the spacious fenced yard. You can tell Daniel really loves dogs.
Daniel was fantastic and Angus had a great time. I appreciated the flexibility, pick up, and drop off that Daniel provided.
Daniel was very responsive, super flexible and easy to get along with. Wentworth loved Luna and the fenced yard. He didn't want to come home -- which I think is the best review possible. Thanks - see you again soon. Tim & Wentworth
Dan watched over my struggling senior with great care. Dan I took Rudy to vet today something is off as he has lost 5 pounds and too lethargic Tests found nothing round one. Specialist next week. Vet said feed him anything. Loved his hot dog tonite.
Very happy with Daniel. He sent me pictures and kept in touch. Came home to happy dogs and a clean house!
Our dogs LOVE Daniel. We always feel relieved that our dogs are in good hands and that our house isn't empty while we travel.
I am so lucky to have found Daniel when I did! Sunny was on the mend from her spay surgery, so she was not able get all of the exercise that she needed throughout the day. Daniel came to my apartment and spent the whole day with her, giving her walks and lots of attention. It helped put my mind at ease that I didn't have to worry about Sunny's healing process!
Daniel was so flexible with hours and last minute reservations. I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to watch their doggy!!
We appreciated Daniel staying with our big, sweet Camilla and watching over our house at the same time! He did a great job of sending us updates on how she was doing as well as sending pictures of all the play and fun they were having together. Thanks, Daniel!
Daniel has been absolutely awesome for my dog sitting needs. He stays at my house anytime I go out of town for work or vacation and has been very flexible. He takes my 2 dog large breed (and strong) dogs for long walks and they get plenty of exercise with him. He also is very loving towards them and even sends me pictures when I'm out of town. He has been an excellent dog sitter; I'd highly recommend him to anybody in need of a caring, reliable and all-around great dog sitter.
Daniel is great! My dogs, Oliver and Emma love him! He is not only a great dog sitter, but also a reliable house sitter. It gives us peace of mind to know our dogs and our house are being well cared for while we are traveling.
Daniel was so good to our dogs! They obviously got lots of good exercise. Daniel was great about keeping us updated with photos of our dogs. It gave us great peace of mind to know that our dogs were well cared for AND our house was also being looked after while we were gone, since Daniel stayed at our house.
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