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Justin N.

73 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Justin's Resident Pets

Sophie
Havanese
Female
5 yr 2 mo old

Justin's House

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Outdoor area

About Justin

I work at home so I will spend most of the time with your dogs. I am a dog lover. I have a Maltese who was adopted from the shelter. She loves other dogs and people. I would love to open up my home for those who need to have someone dog sit. I will take care of your dog as if he/she was my own. I live in a house with a large living area and big fenced backyard so there will be plenty of space for four-legged guests.
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Justin N.

73 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017

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 Justin's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
Daycare At Justin's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
73 Reviews
Justin , very nice person , and Gaudi had a lot of fun.
My dog loves going to Justin's for daycare. He is very attentive and gives her lots of love when she is over. He regularly updates me with pictures and videos of her throughout the day and is flexible with drop off and pick up times.
Justin is attentive to details for dog's care. My dog seemed happy when I picked him up.
We felt comfortable that Justin & Sophie was taking good care of Buddy. Justin is responsive and provides photos as well as description updates. The whole experience was easy and flexible.
I brought my dog to Justin's immaculate house a week before our vacation so my finicky 14 year-old Bichon could meet his dog and check out the pad. I felt 100% comfortable leaving our furry friend at Justin's. He picked up our dog at our house and dropped him off. He also cleaned under our dogs eyes-which was great. We returned to a very happy, healthy dog.
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Justin always takes great care of Sadie and I love all the photo updates he provides. It's so helpful he's home all the time and had such a beautiful backyard.
Justin took great care of Maggie. He made sure to update us on how she was doing. He was very conscientious of all of her needs. She had a great time and we would definitely use him again!
I have to admit, I was nervous at first - leaving my pooch. But Justin made me feel very comfortable and assured me by sending pictures and videos along with keeping me updated with her activity. He was very helpful at pickup time by having everything ready for me so the transfer ran very smoothly. I now feel more comfortable knowing that my Charlie has a comfortable place to stay when I'm away.
Thank you Justin!
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Justin did a great job with my two cavaliers,one just turned one years old and the second is 14 months. Each day Justin sent pictures and a short note on how the day went, nice touch. The dogs surroundings were very well kept with a nice yard to play in. We will use Justin in the future .
Patrick & Tami G.
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Justin is on top of things, thorough, very caring with Zeno (our 43-lbs 10-years old lemon beagle), helpful, flexible and very patient with our family, from the time we had meet-n-greet until we picked up our dog for the 2nd time of daycare. Zeno was happy to see Justin every time we took him there. Zeno also enjoyed Justin's spacious backyard, sunbathing, and getting along well with Justin's dog (Sophie). During the day, Justin sent us multiple pictures of Zeno, giving us peaceful mind knowing that Zeno was in very good hands. We're delighted with Justin's service and will definitely be his repeat customer. Thank you Justin.
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Justin seems fantastic and is very quick to respond.

He was flexible and accommodating when I needed to change the start date even after I paid for the booking. He was very thorough in learning all he could about my dog before caring for him. He was very responsible introducing my dog to his and has a nice disposition and nice accommodations. He also seems knowledgeable about dogs and offered training tips which were helpful. He will definitely be my first goto solution for boarding.
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Justin took great care of our dog. He gave updates on how she slept, how well she ate and photos of what she was doing each day. We would definitely leave our dog with him again.
We brought our dog Leo to Justin's place for a few hours while we went to an event. Although we didn't get a chance to stay for the introductions to his dog Sophie, Justin texted us photos immediately. He accommodated a late pick up and gave us a recap of how things went, which we appreciated. We'd be happy to bring Leo back again sometime.
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This was Sheru's first stay with Justin and his dog Sophie. We loved how Justin was so caring; he sent us regular pictures and updates on how Sheru's day was going. We will surely use his services again.
Justin was great with TJ and shows a lot of concern for TJ's safety and comfort. The backyard is a great place for dogs to roam and explore.
Justin is awesome. Our pups have such a great time at his house, playing with his dog Sophie.
Justin was great with our Dachshunds on their first visit. He communicates well, sends pictures, and is very friendly and professional. We look forward to our pups staying with him again!
Justin was so great! It was our dog Onyx's first time with him and he came back so happy.
Justin took the time to text Onyx's day events and even how he slept. It was nice to get these messages and keep us at ease that everything was going well.
Onyx will definitely be visiting Justin again!
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Great location, Justin sent me a series of my dog's photographs each day as well as very responsive to my texts as well. I would recommend Justin.
Our dog had a wonderful time spending the day at Justin's house and playing with his dog, Sophie. Justin's house and backyard are clean, safe, and very dog friendly. My dog and Sophie liked each other right away and played well during the meet n greet so I knew it wouldn't be a problem to have him spend the day there. Justin is also really great with dogs and very loving and caring. Justin kept me posted on how our dog was doing and posted some pictures as well. I knew Hubble was in good hands and in a loving home. Hubble will definitely return!
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This is the first time we have left Florence with someone other than family. We were immediately pleased with Justin, his home, and his love and care for animals.
He sent pictures and daily reports of Florence's stay. We could not have been more pleased and will certainly call on him again.
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I am glad that we had selected Justin to take care our 5m puppy while we ere on vacation. Nice and safe surrounding, detail and loving person to babysit your pet. Thank you!
Justin is an excellent dog sitter with such a beautiful home and backyard. Sadie has stayed for 2 vacations so far with more to come. I love the photo updates he sends of Sadie and his dog Sophie or other dog campers. Justin is very accommodating with drop off/pick up times and very responsive. My dog is like my child and I trust and feel comfortable when she's at Justin's house because I know she's being taken great care of!
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Took good care of Tyson. would defiantly come back again.
Justin took wonderful care of Austin while we were away. He does a great job of posting pictures and comments on a daily basis. I would highly recommend him and we have already booked another dogvacay for Austin with Justin and Sophia.
What a great experience. For our two dogs, and US too. Justin knows what he's doing. He is very pet-savvy and connected with our pups right away. He has a beautiful home and backyard. Clean and wide open so they could run around and play. He little dog Sophie is friendly and absolutely adorable. We loved getting the photos he sent while we were away. It was obvious that our pups had a great time, and the process of pick-up and drop-off was simple and quick. You bet we will be contacting Justin again in the future.
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Justin was awesome he took really good care of my dog definitely will have him watch my dog again
Justin took care of our Dora for one week.  Dora shared Justin's house with his dog Sophie.  From the daily pictures and updates Justin sent us we could tell Dora was happy and getting along with Sophie famously.  When we picked her up Dora was clean & happy. 

We felt very comfortable leaving Dora with Justin - he was kind, caring and clearly a dog lover!

Justin and Sophie are wonderful hosts, and we are sure Dora will be spending more time there. 

Thank you Justin for taking care of our littlest child.
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Justin took care of Gracie and Joey for the first time for a three-day visit. They came home very happy and enjoyed the walks and loving attention they received. Justin came and picked them up at 9:30 am and returned at the same time three days later. I would definitely recommend Justin for doggie vacations.....
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Justin took care of my dog Bentley for 2 nights last weekend. Bentley is 20 months old, very active and this was his first time away from home. Justin was very attentive, sent pictures every day and I know Bentley had a great time and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Bentley also enjoyed playing with Justin's dog. I will certainly use him again when the need arises.

Anne L.
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This was our first DogVacay experience, and it was really good. Justin was great, our dog Kiwi was well-cared for. After an initial meet-and-greet, we felt comfortable that Justin was the right person to board with. Kiwi got along well with Justin's dog Sophie, and Justin sent us daily photo updates. We would definitely have Kiwi stay with Justin again!
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Justin is wonderful. This was the first vacation with out our little man. Living him was such a traumatic experience trying to decide where to board our little man. We reviewed several boarding facilities as well a several in home sitters. When we all met Justin and his Sophie we know instantly our boy was going to be safe and happy. Thank you Justin for sharing your home with Snickers we will be contacting you in the future when we vacation without our boy.

Jo Ann and Dave
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When I first met Justin, he had a small dog in a sling around his shoulder. Great 1st impression ! He was very enuthsiatic to care for my dogs.
"My boys" had a great time with Justin's Sophie.
He sent lots of photos, so I barely missed them.
Thanks so much!
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The hardest for me is finding someone who I can trust with my baby; and I am grateful being able to find Justin on Vacay.

He is up front and honest, he is caring and pays attention to the dog, price is very reasonable, and he is flexible and works with me on drop off and pick up times.

Ewok, my 9mo old baby, loves going to visit his sitter Justin and his friend Sophie.
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This was my first time using Justin. My little on hasn't been away from me much, so of course I was worried. Well nothing to worry about. She did fine. Justin sent me pictures everyday, and emailed me updates on how she was doing. I even called him to check on her and he calmed my nerves also, the back yard is fenced and has lots of space for dogs. The inside of the house was very clean. Best of all, my little one also got along with Justin's little dog also. Very pleased with my first time using Justin and will use him again. Thank you Justin for making Minti comfortable while I was away! Cheryl
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Justin was an amazing host for our dog, Luna! He was awesome at keeping us updated throughout our trip and you can tell he is kind and knows how to take care of dogs.

Luna got along so well with Sophie, and were so happy he had a dog for her to play with. We will be using his services again for future trips without a doubt!
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We only had our little rescue dog for 2 months when we needed Justin's services for 2 weeks. He was so kind and impressed me on our meet and greet that I immediately felt comfortable leaving Emma with him. She and his Sophie became good friends and had a great time. I was so thankful for the daily photos Justin sent us. It made my vacation so much better. I highly recommend Justin. He will make sure your dog is loved and well cared for.
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Justin took great care of my dogs while I was away. They played in his large backyard and he was attentive to their needs, including the older one who had separation anxiety and barked and howled A LOT! They are both on medication so Justin did a stellar job delivering their medication. And Justin kept me updated with their activities, playing with his dog Sophie and exploring his yard. I highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants great care for a valued member of your family while you are away.
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We look forward to having our dog stay with Justin again in the near future.
I contacted Justin last minute and he accepted my request. He kept me updated through out the day and sent me pics. He also gave a lot of belly rub to Barnabe without me asking him. Belly rub means a lot to Barnabe. Justin is easy to work with. It was a great experience overall and I recommend Justin if you are looking for a sitter.
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Justin was great! He has a huge back yard for the dogs to play in, and sends frequent updates so you know how your pet is doing.
Our dog developed a bad case of diarrhea right BEFORE we dropped her off. He took extra special care if her and fave her a shower when she soiled herself. We will use him again for sure!
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I would highly recommend Justin! We left Walter in his care for 10 days & received updates & pics daily. We had such a great vacation knowing that Walter had a loving home & another sweet dog to play with in our absence. Justin is very knowledgable with dogs, kind & also very flexible when our vacation plans were extended at last minute. It's such a great feeling knowing that we can go away and have our sweet puppy in the hands of an expert. Walter will definitely be vacationing with Justin again!
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I'm always nervous leaving Fred and Gigi with a new sitter, but as soon as we got to Justin's house for the meet and greet, I could tell they would do well in his care, and I was right. Justin was great with them. He sent me lots of pictures and updates so I could keep up with how they were doing. I would DEFINITELY use his services again!
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Justin was the best dogsitter ever and my boys are finicky. He sends regular updates and I didn't worry at all even though this was their first visit. His home is very pet friendly with a secure yard and regular walks to boot.
I am so glad I found Justin through dogvacay. Justice is awesome! My pups gizmo and. Barley are a little shy but Justin made them feel at home and loved. They had so much fun and was exhausted when they came home. I highly recommend him.
Justin very responsive and a caring animal lover. I feel very at ease when I have to go away and leave my pup with him.
Thank you Justin for taking such amazing care for Marley. He always comes home very happy and is alway happy when I drop him off. I'm definitely a repeat customer.
I'm so happy to have found Justin through DogVacay! We set up a meet and greet where he showed me and my dog, Shiloh, around the area where she would be staying. Shiloh has visited Justin for daycare and also for boarding. Both times Justin was very responsive, polite and treated Shiloh wonderfully. He sent pictures throughout the day to keep me updated, which is a detail I appreciate! Thanks Justin!
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Justin is such a great sitter for my doggy. He sent me daily photos of her and kept me updated throughout her stay. Daisy had a great time and I felt at ease!
Justin is great. I have never left my dog with another person other than family. Justin has his own little dog and only boards one dog at a time. He works at home, so pets are supervised. This was a play day for Me-too (that's my dogs name), we will definitely have another.
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Justin is an excellent host!!. Justin updates us with pictures , which further lets us know how content and happy Gaudi is staying with him. He was very flexible in pickup and drop off timing, which was very helpful.He is excellent and we will definitely be using him in the future!
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Justin is an excellent host!!! He is very attentative and efficient. He is patient with our small dogs. I hope sophia, the host dog, enjoyed our dogs's company too, since they are the same breed. Justin's house is clean and immaculate, and he is a very friendly. We were so happy to have found Justin. We will board our dogs with Justin again. Thank you Justin.
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Justin is the bomb. This is Tofu's home away from home, and we are so happy that he loves going to Justin's home with his cute little dog, Sophie. Justin updates us with pictures and videos, which further lets us know how content and happy Tofu is staying with him.
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I had a very pawsitive experience with Justin and would definitely recommend him! In fact, when I go on vacation again, I will be emailing him for his availability.

When scheduling the greet and meet and drop off/pick up times, Justin was very flexible and understanding. He was also very quick in replying to any questions or concerns I had. He is very calm and nice which gave me a sense of peace knowing my dog would be left in a calm environment. His house offered a nice, clean and safe yard for the dogs to play. I loved that my dog would be offered attention throughout the day and that would only be around other smaller dogs. All throughout my vacation Justin sent us updates and pictures, I could tell he was really trying to make our dog feel comfortable and at home, that was wonderful! When we picked our dog she was happy and very clean. I was truly able to have a great time on my vacation knowing my dog was in caring hands. Thank you for treating my dog like it was your own!

Thank you Justin!
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Justin deserves a dozen stars rating for his amazing sitting services. I needed to leave the country for a month and found Justin at the last minute. I was apprehensive about leaving my 4-legged love with a stranger, but I was immediately put at ease at our meet-and-greet. He was very warm and inviting, and undoubtedly loves dogs. His Sophie and my Poodles became fast friends and that was truly very comforting. He sent me over 100 pictures and videos of my dog, and made sure I picked up a freshly bathed pooch. I will definitely recommend Justin to anyone in search of a caring sitter for their dog and rest assured I'm going to employ his services for all future travels.
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Justin is a wonderful host. I couldn't be happier as he took care of my dog like his own and sending me many update photos everyday. His dog Sophie is very friendly and he takes them for a walk many times. My dog had a vacation there too.
It was a last minutes booking but as Justin responded my message quickly it went easily.
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Justin was great and very accommodating with our last-minute reservation request.
Mila enjoyed staying at Justin's house very much. He sent us pictures of her walks, cleaning, and every day fun! Mila didn't even want to come back after her time there, it was a great vacation for her!
I would definitely recommend having Justin take care of your pets :)
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Justin was amazing. Our dog is finicky and can be needy - but he was a charm with Justin, and we know this because he did such an excellent job of keeping us informed of how he was doing, with daily updates and lots of pics. We were thrilled with Justin's care.
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I just recently started using DogVacay and met Justin. The whole experience has been wonderful! Justin is available, and very easy to work with, and my little Yorkie is already super happy to see him and his dog, Sophie, in the morning when it's time to drop her off. :)

I know she's enjoying her playtime, which allows me to get my work done. Justin's great about communicating, as well as sending photos of my pet during the day, as well. I couldn't be happier!
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Justin is a pro! He's knowledgeable with dogs' behaviors and understands how to take care of them. He's also incredibly attentive and sweet, a huge dog lover.
His 2 little dogs are well behaved and got along really well with my dog. Justin also took a ton of pictures for me every day my dog was with him- of him sleeping, taking walks, eating his food, etc., which I appreciated.
Felt very comfortable leaving Bijou with him and will be back when I need a babysitter again!
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Justin is amazing! Boarded our 2 girls, Angel and Chloe, for a week, for the first time with Justin and I couldn't be happier! Didn't have to worry about anything since he knew how to exactly care for our chihuahua and high maintenance Maltese. What a relief! My dogs didn't smell so much like dogs when they were picked up, not to mention that he cleaned angel and Chloe's faces and paws, like we try to always do, on a daily basis.We also got photos and videos everyday. He gave me peace of mind!
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Justin is a wonderful, warm, caring person. He is just the person we want to watch our little one. This was our first time leaving our dog so we were nervous. Justin put our minds at ease right from the start! He took very good care of our dog and sent photos and updates everyday which made us feel great. Justin and our dog had a great connection which made things even better. We highly recommend Justin to anyone. He is excellent and we will definitely be using him in the future!
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Justin is Paw-fect! He responded right away when I inquired about a sitter on Monday and was available to watch my 3 year old Lhasa Apso Bowzer on such late notice. He is a very cool host and I received a lot of updates and photos on dogvacay to see how my little guy was doing. Bowzer also enjoyed hanging out with two other cool pups (Justin's two dogs) JP and sophie. I knew Bowzer had an eventful day because when I picked him up he was so tired. He had a blast with Justin, I can definitely see us booking with Justin again.
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Justin did a great job with our two dogs. He sent pictures and videos to let us know that they were being taken care of and happy! He was very flexible in pick up and drop off timing, which was very helpful.
Justin was an incredible host!! He watched our dog, Waffle, for over a week while we were traveling internationally. Justin proposed a quick meet and greet before confirming our request, and after meeting for only a couple minutes, we knew Waffle was in trustworthy hands. Throughout the trip, Justin sent photos and videos everyday, where Waffle looked very happy and well taken care of. Not once did we worry as we knew he was well cared for. I would absolutely recommend Justin to anyone and am looking forward to having him watch Waffle again on our next vacation!!
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Our puppy Charlie had the best time with Justin, Sophie, and JP! Charlie did daycare with Justin and his two pups this week while I was out of town. It was so great to get all of the pics showing what a fun time he was having. I think Charlie will miss his new fury friends, but we will definitely use Justin's services in the future!
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From beginning to end, Justin was a delight to work with.

- He responds to all messages within hours (dog vacay messages, texts, phone calls, etc.).
- He understands the value of meet & greets.
- He willings gives you a tour of his home and outdoor spaces for your dog.
- Most importantly, while you are away and missing your dog, he sends you not just one, but three to four sets of photos / videos during the day of your dog. And in them, I know my dog is happy because he can be found doing the things he loves most: chasing blowing leaves, playing with is dino, etc.

Also, Justin's home is 100% doggy-proof, with steps up to his couch, etc. It's evident he loves all dogs as I much I do.

Winston came home a happy pup!
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Justin did a great job communicating and barri was in good hands. As a bonus, justin took lots of pictures which are always fun. Will use again
I was super stressed on finding someone to watch Cooper because he has separation anxiety and I had never left him with anyone that I didn't know. Along came Justin and he was fantastic! He accepted my reservation last minute and met me and Cooper the evening prior to make sure everything would be okay. He sent me several photos each day which helped my nerves a lot. Cooper became quick friends with JP and Sophie! I definitely will be using Justin again for future vaycay!
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Justin was awesome with my Boston Terrier, Ruby. Right when I was leaving for vacation, Ruby ate a roach pellet and was not feeling well. Justin took it all in stride, and he even made Ruby homemade boiled chicken and white rice. He updated me regularly via text and with photos and videos. Being across the country from my sick dog was a little nerve-wracking, but Justin communicated so well, my mind was really put at ease. Justin is a fantastic dogsitter, and we will definitely visit him again!
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Justin provided excellent service and cared for our dog, Max, very well during our vacation. He provided many daily photo updates of Max. Although this is the first time we use the dog sitting service, and we were worried about leaving Max, Justin's service left us worry free and able to enjoy our vacation. I would definitely bring Max to him again in the future.
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Justin was awesome with our dog Trixie! She recently stayed with him for 4 nights and we knew she was in great hands from all the suggestions Justin made beforehand with her comfort in mind (favorite toys, clothing or blanket that smells like home). Justin also did a meet and greet with us to introduce Trixie to his dogs and his home.

Trixie had some dental surgery just before her stay, and Justin was happy to accommodate her new soft diet and administer her medications. He sent us photos and videos every day so we could see just how good she was doing, which we really enjoyed getting.

He was also flexible with drop off and pick up times when our flight was delayed. His dogs JP and Sophie are really sweet so Trixie had playmates during her stay, but Justin also would take just her on walks so she could have his undivided attention. You can tell he cares very much about dogs (he even cleaned the fur around her eyes and brushed her), and we look forward to using him again on our next trip!
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