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Rodrigo V.

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26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Rodrigo's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
6 yr 9 mo old
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
10 yr 0 mo old

Rodrigo's House

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Rodrigo

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My wife and I have nurtured, loved and lived with dogs since we were kids. Monica works for the World Wildlife Fund, an NGO tasked with the preservation of animal species, and I work for a tech company from home. Hence, our four-legged buddies are almost always supervised and accompanied.

We do not have real children of our own, so our two wonderful furry fellows ARE our children. Both are rescue-dogs, as we believe that there are way too many unclaimed ones to bother with purchasing a puppy. They have been the beneficiaries of a plethora of love and affection. As such, they conduct themselves as almost perfectly behaved kids, are accustomed to doggie visits, love to follow commands, and have the undeniable right at will to cuddle up with any human being that steps into our premises.

Ours is a safe and pet-friendly neighborhood with very little vehicle traffic. In addition to at least two leashed walks per day, Our dogs will have supervised access to our backyard, as well as a large county park with two baseball fields just across the street, where our little companions love to greet, run and play with their peer friends and a wonderful community of pet-loving sapiens. They have a minimum of four outings per day, and more when the weather cooperates.

We love dogs of all breeds, color and shapes. However, we do not like parents who let their dogs become aggressive or destructive. We thus require a one-to-one meeting and approval from our furry family members before accepting new pets. As a parent yourself, surely you'd appreciate this extra but critical step. Repeat friends can skip this request. Furthermore, your pet will never be in the company of too many other boarding dogs. The maximum number we allow is two at any one time. We prefer to keep it small and simple to provide our 100 percent attention and to keep enjoying what we do. If caring for other human's dogs becomes a burden, it will no longer make any sense to host anymore.

In addition to receiving frequent fun pictures while you're away, you will also have access to our 24-hour, real-time, online poosh camera. Please note that this feature is experimental, and your dog may not necessarily appear on your screen while you watch, as s/he may be roaming around elsewhere in the house, or s/he may turn out to be camera-shy :-) This feature will only be given upon request and you will need to have a Java-enabled browser to watch (no worries, I'll explain :-).

Since moving into our single-family home in 2001, we have hosted dozens of neighbor dogs for free, simply because we enjoy it. The income received from you will mostly help care for your and other future small companions. And most importantly, we truly have fun with well-behaved dogs and appreciate meeting their parents within our community. Joining DogVacay was therefore a seamless and ingenious process for us.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Rodrigo V.

Online Now!
26 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rodrigo's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Rodrigo's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
26 Reviews
Rodrigo was able to take our Enzo through a last minute booking. He kept us updated and even let him sleep on his bed to make our Enzo feel less anxious. We will definitely book with Rodrigo again. I could tell our Enzito was well taken care of
Our puppy is always happy to go to Rodrigo's house and happy when we pick him up. Also, the kids really enjoy the updates and pictures that he sends.
Rodrigo knows dogs. It was obvious from the moment I met Rodrigo that he connects with dogs. He truly understands and is able to read an animal. This is essential in helping your dog feel comfortable in a different environment. For that alone I give him 5 stars!
I signed up for Dog Vacay last minute. I found Rodrigo on Dog Vacay's map and he was fantastic. My wife and I's job schedule changed last minute and he was able to accommodate. He was super friendly and made me feel at ease. And this was no easy task. I felt like I was giving my dog away, but Rodrigo, again was wonderful. He took very good care of Xander. I would highly recommend him!
Cappi had a good time, she appreciated the other smallish dogs as big dogs scare her. I appreciated Rodrigo's flexibility on pick up and drop off. We can always tell if she's had a good visit by her eating and sleeping habits when she gets home and everything was fine after this visit. We would definitely go to Rodrigo's again. Mary Ann
So happy we found Rodrigo! AJ and I have separation anxiety and Rodrigo was understanding and helpful. Rodrigo and his two merry dogs warmly welcomed AJ and treated him well for his two day and overnight visit. I will not hesitate to bring AJ back. Thank you, Rodrigo!
Rodrigo is awesome! We love having our doggie visit him!
Rodrigo is a dog's man!! He is like a love magnet and you can see it in his relationship with his own beautiful pets as well as his demeanor with his pet guests, who are treated like family. He goes the extra mile to make sure that whatever routines that are important to you are incorporated in the stay. Shana gives him 5+ stars!!
Rodrigo is great! Lola had the best time, and was very happy and well cared when I pick her up. I definitely will book with him again.
Rodrigo was awesome. He took the time to get to know my dog Buddy and as a result, Buddy was not anxious when I returned to pick him up. I highly recommend Rodrigo.
Rodrigo & Monica are great! They took Bootsie out plenty! She is still sleeping it off. I got plenty of updates and photos. Rodrigo responds promptly to address any concerns or questions that you may have. Definitely want to have little Boots stay in the future.
Great family and a wonderful experience for our cavalier puppy. Rodrigo is awesome, and even sent us some holiday card worthy photos of our fur baby. His doggies are sweethearts, and his wife is fabulous too. We'll be back for sure!
Have complete trust that our dog is well looked after and loved when with Rodrigo
The boys always love being at Rodrigo's house!
No better place to leave our dog! Rodridgo and Monica are wonderful hosts and Lucy always comes home happy!
Rodrigo and Monica provided the perfect dogcation for our 4 year old Havanese/Shiu tsu mix. They are caring, calm and patient. They lovingly shared their home and gave us confidence that our dog would be happy and well taken care of. Their dogs are very hospitable to our dog. We would definitely call on them again to take care of our dog anytime. We would highly recommend Rodrigo and Monica.
Rodrigo and his wife were terrific with Scout! They asked many questions before Scout's visit so they could learn Scout's routine and habits. They sent pictures and updates throughout the visit. Scout looked very happy when I picked him up. Highly recommend and we will use them again!
Rodrigo was great. The dogs came home happy. We will definitely use him again.
Great experience! Our dog stayed with Rodrigo twice. She had such a great stay the first time that she ran straight to the front door with her tail wagging for the second stay. She can be clingy, and Rodrigo was very patient with her and gave her plenty of attention.
We are very pleased with Rodrigo and his lovely home and two dogs. Our dog had a wonderful time here apparently and we are looking forward to using his service more in the future! We had a greet and meet before the first visit and Rodrigo is very friendly and easy to work with. The home is very very clean and welcoming. The dogs that he takes care are very friendly and well trained. Our dog got used to be here instantly. I feel very comfortable coming back in the future. Thank you very much!
I left our dog for 2 days at Rodrigo's house. Both he and his wife took the time to meet with us and to get to know our dog. The house was very clean, despite them having two dogs of their own. I really liked that a lot.
We could not have been happier. Our beloved Zoe got to spend eight days with Rodrigo and Monica and their own two adorable dogs. They are lovely people who obviously love animals. We hope they'll take Zoe whenever we go out of town. The accommodations are far superior to boarding at a kennel in town where the dogs never go outside.
Rodrigo and his wife were great. They kept me informed about Maddie's stay and took great care of her. Maddie misses their three dogs a lot.
Rodrigo and his pack were wonderful, patient, and accommodating hosts and my senior/special needs dogs, Duncan and Travis, were relaxed from the very first moment. When I arrived to pick them up they were happy to see me, but in no hurry to leave. It was a great visit and I highly recommend Rodrigo and company.
Rodrigo was amazing! I have a rescue that has never been left in the care of anyone outside of the family for the 15 months he has been with us. While I was nervous for Buddy, leaving him 3 nights away from us & his home, Rodrigo calmed our concerns & assured us everything would be alright. Buddy had a great 'vacation' playing with the 3 dogs that live with Rodrigo, sleeping with the gang at night & going on long walks in the neighborhood. The pictures helped seeing Buddy relaxed & playing with Rodrigo. Awesome experience.
What excellent hosts--so caring and considerate! Lucy had a wonderful time and we did too, knowing what great hands she was in. Will definitely be back soon!
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