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Brandt D.

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58 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$36/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chihuahua, Pekingese, Shih Tzu

Brandt's Resident Pets

Tazz
Boxer
Female
10 yr 8 mo old
Peaches
Boxer
Female
10 yr 8 mo old

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About Brandt

Will I take care of your dog while he/she is sick and you have to be at work or away? YES! How can you possibly be away from work or home or on vacation and know your loved one receives 24/7 personal care?

My dog Tazz (see photos) took 16 weeks to recover from cancer surgery 24 hours a day 7 days a week. She would have died without me there.

I love all breeds, and have had dogs since I was 6. Growing up as a kid in the country dogs and animals are my best friends. I have cared for dogs all my life and ask anyone INCLUDING MY VET and they will tell you I will jump in front of a train to save an animal in need. DOGS ARE MY LIFE and I have thousands of indoor /outdoor square feet of jumping for dog joy play space, the perfect place for your big or little one. I can accommodate the largest to the most special little ones with any special needs and not caged in a pen like at a kennel. I am very good with small ones and YES big ones too, even the most aggressive rotties and pits and dobermans melt in my arms. I am a dog psychic also with a registered trademark by the United States of America Patent and Trademark Office. I have a 3.97 Summa Cum Laude degree in Information Systems from the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY and am also a grad student in at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. Beat that! You can't get better a educated and more caring dog lover even if you hire a VET. I will treat your dog like family because to me YOUR DOG IS MY FAMILY.

All dog sitting requests should be for INDOOR well mannered and socialized non aggressive dogs (that preferably don't bite). Proof of State of Texas vaccination (documentation) within the last year is absolutely required without any exceptions, and having flea and heartworm protection are preferred. I can actually pick your dog up early, get them to a vet and get them healthy, you happy, and all taken care of as part of my services (extra fees apply) so don't let being a little behind on a yearly checkup slow you down hiring me as we are all busy these days and I can handle that for you.. Please bring your dog reasonably clean so they can be returned that way too.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT TIME
(effective 6/15/2015)

Check in is after 10AM. Check out is by 12PM Noon of your last day. Extra charges of $35.00 apply for early check in and $35.00 for late pick ups. Please book your reservatation based on those time frames just like a hotel. You may need to book extra days for your dog if you are dropping off early or picking up late. If you pay for early check in or late pickup I make my door and home available almost 24 hours a day to meet your schedule. Midnight no problem, 3 AM is ok, 6AM is fine, 10pm is ok however clients must pay extra for early and late services just like a hotel. Please plan your reservation accordingly and notify me of your schedule and check in and check out needs so I can accomodate you and your dogs(s).

MANDATORY CRATE POLICY:

You must bring a CRATE for your loved ones for their vacay without any exceptions. Our guests are rarely crated however a crate is a necessary part of professional canine care and sometimes and is a prudent safety protocol. Please invest in a crate if you do not have one because your vacay will be refused if you show up without one. Why am I so strict about this? It is for the safety of your dog, my dog, other guest dogs, and other humans checking dogs in and out, or other visitors to the home such as a delivery or maintenance. Some dogs can become nervous and very unpredictable whether your "angel" is 5 pounds or 75 pounds all dogs are territorial and hierarchical pack animals and can suddenly display unforeseable and unpredictable behaviors very suddenly and a crate is a mandatory safety PRECAUTION in rare cases. I never crate an animal unless there is a prudent and specific safety concern for a human or an animal's well being. Why can't I just put a dog in another room? Because an animal did $4000.00 of damage to my home once when placed into a room alone unattend for 15 minutes . Why can't I just put a dog out in the back yard for a few minutes? Would you place your newborn baby unattended in a backyard unattended? I will not do that because I cannot be watching a dog both outside and caring for checking other guests inside and out all at the same time. I can only be in ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME and some guests get nervous around other animals they have not met before. This is about SAFETY, not about keeping your dog in a CAGE and check with any VET or DogVacay Concierge Services and they will tell you that I am 100% valid in my professional approach to safety. I will repeat myself to be clear that crates have rarely ever been used and will be used if needed for a prudent safety reason. Some dogs actually sleep in their crates at their home as their bed and actually prefer to feel safe in their own "house". I no longer provide crates because you need to have the type of crate that is right for you, your dog's breed and personal needs, your storage and transport limits and your budget. And yes my dogs have a crate too. You do not have to bring a crate for a Meet and Greet, only for your Dog's Vacay.

I have a facebook page listed under "Dog's Best Funhouse Houston Texas" which you can visit also.

10 reasons to hire me.

1. All you have to do is love your dog.
2. You don't need a reason.
3. Dog's need a day off too.
4. Taking off work to take the dog to the vet is a pain.
5. Sick dog's need a DOG NURSE, not someone at work.
6. Dogs hate cages.
7. Dogs want attention and new human and dog friends.
8. Dogs need love just like we do
9. Dogs are people too.
10 I love dogs, and in some future or past life I am one and that's why I can speak to them.



LEGAL NOTICE: Do not ask me to violate DogVacay terms of service for any reason. However the terms of service do not prohibit cash tips in the event you wish to express additional monetary thanks and consideration for special care and excellent service during your dog's Vacay! I accept greeting cards, gift cards, hats, t-shirts, travel junk, chocolate, BBQ, food of almost any kind and yes cash LOL.

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Brandt D.

Online Now!
58 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brandt's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$175 /night
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Brandt's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$36 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Training
$40 /hour
Grooming
$36 /min
$100 /max
Baths
$36 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$36 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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58 Reviews
Our dog was well cared for during our vacation. We didn't worry about her at all. Brandt sent many photos to prove it! He is home most of the time so your dog will get lots of love!
Great experience with Brandt. Our dog Cookie truly had a great vacay! She played with the other dogs and has a new BFF - Angel. Brandt kept me informed the whole time, and I could see that Cookie was having fun. I'm surprised she even agreed to come back home! I can tell that Brandt has a true affinity for dogs and understands how they feel. He accommodates all their needs and lets them know they are safe and cared for. He is also a great person. We will be sure to reserve a spot with Brandt again soon.
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Brandt was really accommodating. He is very organized and responsible, and he takes his job very seriously. His dog is extremely well trained, and he ensures that dogs get along before accepting a reservation in order to avoid potential problems and ensure the safety of your pet while you're away. We enjoyed the daily updates and photos, and our dog seemed to have a great time at his house. We would definitely recommend Brandt to anyone looking for dog care services.
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Brandt continues to be the best!!! I was able to send my dog over for a last min reservation and he made it so easy for us!!!
My rating describes it all.
Great experience every time! My dog loves going there and I am able to travel guilt free. Brandt's dog is super friendly and my dog loves her! I see proof in the picture and video updates that Brandt sends me while I'm away.
Another great experience with Brandt! My dog Taz loves going there and starts getting excited on the car ride over! Brandt gives frequent updates so I can relax knowing that my dog is happy and safe! I highly recommend Brandt's services!!
Once again Brandt has taken excellent care of my puppies. They get to go on their own vacation while we are away. Brandt is experienced and professional. I recommend him 100%!
Brandt was an excellent caretaker for my dog Waylon (who, can sometimes be a challenge)! Brandt was very detailed and wanted to get to know both me and my dog. His priority was to assure me that he was a person I could trust with my loved one He has extensive experience with animals and his attention and care for Waylon exceeded expectations. Throughout my trip Brandt was very informative about my dog's vacation with him. He was able to communicate with Waylon very simply and they definitely formed a strong bond. This stay also provided an ample socializing experience for Waylon. He was able to spend time with big and little dogs and to behave himself while also having playtime. I received numerous pictures and stories about their time together and never felt worried about Waylon's well-being. Even after pick up, I could sense a difference in Waylon, it seems that his stay with Brandt taught him how to maintain a stronger sense of calm and we couldn't be happier!
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Another positive experience with Brandt! I recommend him without reservation! I am able to have fun while traveling knowing that my dog is well taken care of! I showed up at Brandt's house to drop Taz off and realized that I had forgotten to bring his pill pockets with me (he takes medication twice a day). I was going to go back home and get them and bring them back to Brandt's but he offered to go get the pill pockets for me, saving me the trip. It is personal touches like this that make all of the difference. Brandt treats visiting pets as if they are his own. Taz comes home happy, healthy, and content every time!
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Sophie gets to play with other dogs and is well taking care of! I get pictures on how she is doing, so i have peace of mind
Sophie likes to be in a home setting! Much better than any kennel we have tried!
Brandt is really attentive to my dog needs and is really flexible in dropping off and pick up! It make my life easier and this is really important !
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! Brandt is a wonderful host and took great care of our babies. I highly recommend him to take care of yours. He is truly experienced and provides above and beyond care. He sends several photo and text updates while you are away so that you know exactly how your dogs are doing. You can tell he truly loves working with dogs. Look no further! You have found the perfect host.
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The experience with Brandt was stellar! He was available in a wide range of times for drop-off and pick-up, kept us extremely well updated during the stay with precious photos and videos, and he loved on our puppy, Ranger, as if he was his own. He has a very good set-up for dog sitting there at his home and he is the ultimate professional when it comes to caring for the animals. Ranger clearly had a huge time and is looking forward to his next stay with Brandt. This is our first time to book with Brandt and we absolutely will use him time and time again.
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Brandt is the BEST!! He is always wonderful to work with!!!
Brandt is the BEST!! I have been using him for 6 months now, coming back almost every week!! He is wonderful with my dog and is such a sweet guy!
I cannot say enough good things about my dog Taz's recent Dog Vacay experience with Brandt D! I was out of the country for one month and left Taz in the care of Brandt. From start to finish it was a great experience for both Taz and me, I was able to relax and enjoy myself knowing that Taz was safe, healthy, and VERY happy! I received daily picture and text updates. Brandt truly loves dogs and will take care of yours with the same love and compassion as he does his own. Taz requires medicine daily and a special diet and it is very important that he does not eat any other food or he can get very ill. Brandt took care of these details flawlessly! His home is clean and dog friendly and he has a safe backyard so the dogs get plenty of exercise time. I recommend Brandt Ds services without reservation and I will be calling on him for all of my dog sitting needs in the future!
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Brandt provided awesome service. He was extremely organized and attentive. He texted us photos throughout the weekend to keep us updated on our dog's happiness. Pick up and drop off were seamless and we were at ease during our vacation knowing our dog was in good hands!
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I cannot express how happy I am with the care and attention that Brandt gave to our dogs! Super organized, super attentive and a great communicator. Thank you so much for the communications that you shared with me during my time away from my loves, Brandt! We loved the pictures and videos! They were certainly in the best care.

We are going to definitely book a stay with you again!! I have already recommended you to my friends and family. Thank you!
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So much better than a traditional kennel !
Thanks! sophie is a happy dog!
Perfect!
My dog is so lucky! She loves going with Brandt! It is also a vacation for her!
Brandt has a great facility, loves and understand dogs, and he goes the extra mile to make things a great fit for the pet and the owner. Our dog Rufus is starting his third stay with him, the last having been a 10 day stay. Brandt rescheduled a planned trip to accommodate us.. Right as we were picking Rufus up from that stay we realized we were going to have to leave town again in a few days, and Brandt went out of his way to make it easy to sign up for the new stay. He kept in touch with us reach day, sending pictures showing that Rufus was enjoying his stay. I wish that we could give him more stars.
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Very professional and I felt completely comfortable leaving my pet with Brandt. Would recommend to anyone and would use again.
Brandt is great! We had a phone conversation followed by a meet and greet where he showed me around his home and my dog and I got to meet his dog. His house and yard are clean, neat, safe, and dog friendly. Brandt pays attention to detail and is very safety conscious. Also, I got lots of photo updates throughout Taz's stay. I am confident that Taz is safe and happy when he stays with Brandt!
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Very professional and organized. Would definitely recommend!
This was the first time we had left out puppy, a one year old golden retriever with lots of energy. So we wanted him to have a yard and someone to play with. Brandt was great with our dog, he sent lots of pictures and videos and Ranger was very happy while he was staying there. We would definitely use him again when we need to leave Ranger.
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Brandt was God sent!!! He's amazing with my dog and his kindness and professionalism are hard-to-find! He truly is awesome!
Perfect. My dog was able to socialize with many other dogs with excellent supervision.
Brandt is a loving host and clearly takes great care of all the dogs in his charge. Would recommend unconditionally.
As stated earlier everything was fine except did not get his feedings which is the most important since he is a lean dog to begin with & needs his nutrition. He was very hungry & sluggish when we came home.
My dog had a blast with Brant and the other dogs he was caring for. He has a nice setup for them and is conscientious of each dog's habits and tendencies to ensure all play well together. I will definitely use him again!
Brandt was great! I had never boarded my dogs before and felt very comfortable having them stay with Brandt. He sent us pictures everyday of the dogs as well. Thank you!
My dog is very happy to stay over! Thanks so much!
Our Atticus loves Brandt!!! We are so happy to find such an accommodating person and we also love the pictures and video updates. It makes the vacation away from Atticus bearable. Thank you so much Brandt!!!
Brandt did a great job. He was sensitive to the needs of our older dog who is mostly blind and deaf and to the anxiety of our other dog. We would use him again.
Very good visit again. Brandt provided frequent updates and was very accommodating with the drop-off and pick-up times.
Malka's stay was great. I have only but the highest regards for Brendt...he is professional, responsible, and my dog while upset and anxious when she sees the suitcase is happy when we pull up to Brendt's and she sees him. Thanks Brednt.
Brandt took great care of our dogs. He provided very frequent updates with photos, which provided peace of mind while traveling. I will definitely try to book with Brandt again.
Our dog is always so happy to go to Brandt's it is doggy camp for him! Brent is very loving and caring to the dogs so you'll know they will be in good hands! We highly recommend Brandt.
Brandt was fantastic. Our Lab 5 month old puppy can be a handful but he loved his stay over the weekend. We received daily picture and video texts of our little pup enjoying himself, which really put us at ease while we were out of town. 5 Stars. Would recommend.
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Brandt did an outstanding job taking care of Louis for two weeks. His home is totally dog-friendly with a low couch they can get up on, comfy rugs and beds to sleep on, and a cool tile floor in the kitchen. He has a shady fenced yard with wildlife to view (rabbits and birds) from the glass patio door -- fine for a short dog, too! Brandt knows what keeps his guests happy. And he sends photos and/or videos every day. Louis will definitely stay with him again when I travel.
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I really appreciated the attention to detail that was paid to how my dog was introduced to the other dogs staying. She normally is skittish in these situations but felt quite welcome. I would definitely book here again.
Brandt was great. His home was very clean. He promptly gave me a tour upon arrival (even without asking). He kept me posted with pictures when away and was very responsive via text regarding drop off/pick up. Will use again!
Chewy needed a nap when he got home from playing so much!
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Brandt's home was safe, clean, and as dog friendly as one could imagine. And it's obvious that Brandt genuinely loves dogs and cares for all of the pets under his care. And on a final note I really appreciated his professionalism. I have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so.
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Brandt is such a nice guy and dogs love him. We highly recommend him for looking after your canine family member when they're not able to travel with you. It was obvious that our dog felt at home during a 2 week vacation, thanks to Brandt and Peaches. The update messages and photos/videos were a great way for us to stay in touch and feel that assured that our dog was having a great Dog Vacay. Many thanks!
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Brant was great! He sent me videos and pictures every day. Raptor was so happy with him! I would recommend him to everybody who wants great care for their doggies!!! I loved him!!
Brandt was great! He sent me pics and videos all the time and I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone that needs a person to care for their pets. My dog Raptor had a fabulous time with him! He was grrrrrrrrreat!??
Brandt took excellent care of my babies! He is very knowledgable about dog behaviors and interactions, and was able to engage my introverted Husky enough to play with other pups. My little King Charles was kept safe and happy as well under his care. I think my dogs had a wonderful vacation away from home. I would recommend Brandt to any loving dog owner. He is professional, trustworthy, and available. He sent me several pictures and videos while I was on my trip to put my mind at ease; I knew my pups were having a great time! Look no further for a great, worry-free dog vacay! Five stars all the way!
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This is the first time we had ever entrusted anyone with our Atticus and happy to say it was a very pleasant and worrisome free incident. Brandt had sent had us several photos and updates on Atticus's stay. Brandt was very professional and accommodating. We will definitely use Brandt in the near future.
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Brandt was great. He took great care of my dog and I would recommend to anyone who has a pet and is going away. Loved him!!!
Brandt was great! He took such good care of our boys and was on top of everything. We will definitely be booking with Brandt again. Thanks!
Brandt was wonderful with our dogs! We left our two dogs in his care - one introvert and one extrovert. Brandt worked equally well with both their unique personalities. We appreciated his professionalism and especially enjoyed his text updates and photos.

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Hi, Brent was awesome with Sago, he took special care of him. We received daily updates of very cute photos of him having a good time! Sago liked Brandt and his dogs so well that they would all cuddle up in bed together so Sago trusted him that much. Brandt even went out of his way to thank me for leaving him such good detailed instructions and notes. Thank you Brent for taking good care of our baby Sago we appreciate it!
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Brandt was absolutely pawsome! He was an answer to my prayer that we find someone who truly loved dogs and did not just do it for business, The pawsome experience started from our meet-and-greet. He made Gift, Favy and myslf feel so comfortable that we looked forward to the vacay. He stayed in-touch and sent me photos throughout the entire period, reassuring me that my babies were doing well. I actually missed my first flight home, but he was so kind and understanding through it all. When I arrived to pick the dogs he made sure our things were complete and clean when he handed them over. He was friendly, kind and respectful through he entire process. He showed himself to be a really nice man who genuinely loves dogs. I feel we have found a friend we can always vacay with when we need to, if he will have us. Thank you so muck Brandt.
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Brandt was an awesome host! He had by far the lowest price out of anyone who is posting out there and he's very accommodating, he was very flexible on the drop off and pick up time and needless to say my dog had a blast at Brandt's place!
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