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Youmin & Colin S.

24 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Blue Heeler

Youmin & Colin's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Youmin & Colin

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** $ 20 off your first booking with code: TAILMAIL **

** Please read the Important Notes below before booking!! **
** Sorry, We don't take very large dogs, up to 40lbs. **

We provide dog boarding in Arlington / Clarendon area.

Our Home: 2 Br condo, 1200 sqft of ample spaces, they can roam around, lounge on the sofa, and sleep with us on our bed if they want! hard wood floors, no carpet, no stairs. 3 blocks from Oakland Park!

I grew up with 3 lovely dogs (2 mini poodles, and 1 bichon-maltese mix), they are 14, 10, and 9 years old (2 of them rescued), and they live at my parents house in Fairfax, VA. Youmin also had miniature poodle for many years, but had to give him up when she moved to U.S.

We've been taking care of dogs for a long time, and my parents are also professional dog groomers, and have their own grooming business in DC (Diva Dogs Grooming), Youmin was a part-time dog groomer, very gentle and caring with dogs, and also does excellent job giving your furry friend a bath!

We have lots of experience with boarding & taking care of dogs!
We will love your dog as we love our own!

******** IMPORTANT NOTES ********

- - Sorry, We don't take very large dogs, up to 40lbs.

- - Preferred Pick-up / Drop-off time: 8:30 AM or 5:00 PM, but we are pretty flexible!

- - Boarding Rate $45/DAY (24 HOURS) Daycare Rate $30/DAY
i.e. 10 am Sunday to 10 am Monday = 1 day,
10am Sunday to 3 pm Monday = 1 day + Daycare fee.

- - To ensure cleanliness and to provide safe environment for all dogs, We ask the owners to check for ticks and fleas beforehand.

- - Please provide bath if they haven't gotten it in a while!! They will appreciate it and we will too!!

- - Bring leash, collar(harness better), enough food, bowl, pet waste bags helps!

- - Please print / fill this form out, and bring it with you!

- - If you're looking to book with us and it says that we are already "booked," please email or message us. We may still have space!

- - Because we live in Condo building, it may not be a good fit if they are excessive barkers or have separation anxiety.

- - Holiday Weekends will incur an additional fee of $5/night due to the high demand. Holiday periods are defined by DogVacay and cannot be changed.
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Youmin & Colin S.

24 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Youmin & Colin's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Youmin & Colin's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
24 Reviews
My dog had a much better vacation than my family. Thanks for the awesome time with Yugi. I am jealous!
Youmin and Colin took wonderful care of our dog. They are gentle and loving and made Rocky feel at home. They sent pictures and videos daily which really helped our children feel ok about where rocky was staying. They were also super flexible with our pick up time. We are so pleased with the care given by Youmin and Colin!!! THANK YOU!!
Teddy had a great time and I would highly recommend!
Colin and Youmin were great hosts! Preston had such a great time. He got to go on lots of walks and spend lots of time playing inside. He was clearly well-loved while he was at their home. And we got the best video and picture updates every day! Preston would definitely love to stay with Colin and Youmin in the future.
Youmin & Colin did a great job watching my dog! She had a lot of fun, and I would be comfortable leaving her with them again.
This was my first time using dog vacay. It was so easy and great working with Youmin and Colin. They kept really prompt communication with me at all times and sent me many photos and videos with my dog. I would definitely use them again and positively recommend them to anyone.
Youmin and Colin were great. Very friendly and experienced at taking care of dogs.

We know our pup got tons of love and attention. While we were away, we got updates from Youmin and Colin.

Next time we travel, we would definitely use them again.
Colin and Youmin are fantastic! We have used them several times, and the dogs love going over there. They send out numerous updates so you can always see the dogs at least once a day. I would highly recommend them. They even replaced our leash when another doggy guest chewed ours up.
Youmin and Colin provided a loving vacay for our pup, Herman, over the holiday weekend. They kept him happy with plenty of walks and play, and sent frequent photo/video updates. They also effectively managed other dog visitors. Will definitely use again!
Colin and Youmin were amazing - incredibly flexible with scheduling and super responsive. It was great getting so many pictures and videos of Claude while we were out of town. He seemed to have a great time! Will definitely book with them again and recommend to others!
This was my first time using DogVacay - Youmin & Colin took great care of my 12 year old Cavalier. I loved getting pics of him!
Youmin & Colin were amazing sitters. As it was my first time having Noor stay with someone (usually I have someone stay at my home), I was very nervous and reluctant to explore this option. However, I had a friend staying at my place while I was out on travel so I had to have her stay somewhere. On the meet and greet I was pleasantly surprised at how open they were with their beautiful condo, letting Noor on their furniture and nothing was off limits.

They were just as welcoming when I dropped her off. She was greeted by Youmin with a big kiss and lots of love. Every day I received several photos and some videos of their adventures. I requested a bath during her staycation, and they were kind enough to take her to their families grooming facility and bathe her complimentary. Noor certainly enjoyed her stay, they are gentle and kind hosts. I would feel safe knowing Noor was staying with them again.
My dachshund Pancho stayed over at Youmin & Colin's place for 5 nights. Pancho has intervertebral disc disease and it's important to prevent flare-ups. I explained Pancho's medical condition and gave instructions on how to care for him. Youmin & Colin were attentive and followed my instructions. They responded quickly with my messages and were flexible with schedule. I received picture & video updates and it seemed that Pancho had such a great time with Youmin & Colin and also with other dog guests.

I highly recommend Youmin & Colin for boarding and Pancho is definitely staying over at their place again in the future.

This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we LOVED IT. Youmin and Colin were easy to work with and took excellent care of Chewie.The photos and video they sent throughout the weekend were both reassuring and hilarious. We will definitely use them again.
Youmin and Colin took great care of our dog! They were quick to respond, flexible and super helpful during the planning phase. During our vacat they posted lots of pictures, showing a dog that was content and well cared for.
Youmin and Colin were so great to work with. They responded to my emails and questions quickly, they were flexible with drop off and pick up times, and they loved my dog as if he were their own (including lots of walks and a bath)! They also sent me plenty of pictures so I could be assured that he was doing ok. I would definitely use them again!
My dog, Diego, has had two great vacays with Youmin & Colin. They have taken great care of him including multiple walks and a special bath! They also sent lots of pics and videos. I would definitely use them again, and in fact, Diego is headed back this coming weekend.
Youmin and Colin are AWESOME. Our dog had such a wonderful time, he didn't seem at all desperate to greet us when we got back! Thank you for playing with him, showing him so much affection, and for taking such excellent care of him. Thanks also for sending us pictures and updates -- it's nice to be able to go away and know your family pet is having a great time. We'll see you again soon!
Youmin & Colin were great!
They answered my questions quickly; worked around my schedule for "meet & greet"; sent daily updates; and helped me unload and load my dog in and out of the car. Moreover my dog seemed to enjoy her vacay with Youmin & Colin as seen in daily pictures & videos. We will us them again - 5 stars!!!! : )
Colin and Youmin were great. They sent us pics of our pup every day to keep our minds at ease.
Colin and Youmin were very responsive, and upon meeting them, I felt very comfortable that they were knowledgeable and experienced with caring for dogs. Our dog,Kobe, returned happy and energetic and they even provided pictures and videos throughout his stay. I would highly recommend these dog sitters.
Wiggles stayed with Youmin and Colin last weekend and they did a great job with him. He felt right at home on the couch and playing with the other dogs. It was great to get the picture updates as well. I will definitely feel confident using them again in the future for boarding needs. Thanks!
Alice loved staying with Youmin & Colin! They were very responsive and flexible with my scheduling issues, and very attentive to Alice. I got regular photo and video updates on how Alice was doing throughout her stay. I don't think she wanted to come home!

I would highly recommend Youmin & Colin to anyone looking for a caring dog-sitter. :-)
My dogs were truly on vacation. Youmin and Colin were great. They got much attention; they didn't miss me a bit! Very happy with the service and they didn't over feed my dogs, which is typically an issue when I've had they sat with others.

Will definitely use them again.
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