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Stoney F.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day 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
Must Be Vaccinated

Stoney's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
0 yr 5 mo old

Stoney's House

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

About Stoney

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a dog loving couple and have raised two Golden Retrievers thru full and fun lives. Live next to school so lot's of space to walk, run and socialize with other dogs. Can go regularly to Baylands for walking trips as well. Love all sizes of dogs and promise they will be treated as part of family. All our guests always want to return,
We will do day care on as needed basis, particularly for our repeat guests. We do not do an everyday daycare plan so please check in advance for availability.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Stoney F.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stoney's Home
$50 /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 will sleep in their own beds
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
40 Reviews
Bella stayed with Stoney and his family while we went skiing and I am so grateful to him for taking such great care of Bella. She loved her time there. She had fun every day and played with a few dog friends also who boarded. He sent us clips and photos daily and took her on lovely walks and played with her. He is very experienced with dogs and totally understands them and knows what makes them happy. He has a lovely home and lovely yard for dogs to play in. I highly recommend Stoney and will use him the next time we go away. Thank you so much for looking after her so well. It's a great comfort to know she was happy and contented while we were away.
Dante's stay with Stoney was simply amazing.. at least from an owners perspective while they were away (since it's nearly impossible to tell how Dante felt while we were gone).
Stoney and his wife were very gracious and friendly sending photos daily of Dante's stay and helping Dante feel welcomed in their home.
Stoney's home is relatively close to where we live so we walk Dante past Stoney's home frequently, and for several days after Dante came home, he would always walk up to Stoney's home as to want to say "hello."
It was the cutest thing, and it warmed my heart that Dante wanted to go back and visit.
I will definitely see if Stoney can sit Dante in the future we are absolutely happy with the service!
Our dog loves staying here. And we feel very comfortable leaving her. She gets lots of love and exercise. While we miss her, we don't worry about her at all.
We are very grateful to Stoney and Ann for taking care of our golden retriever. They have a genuine love of dogs and care for them as if their ownig there was a 6 star, I would give them this highest rating. Many many thanks!
Our dog had another great stay here. I feel very comfortable leaving Mica here, knowing she is in great hands. And, my very energetic dog was quite calm and tired after I picked her up. She can't wait for her next visit!
Stoney was wonderful to our dog and we appreciated the updates and pictures while we were away. I would highly recommend Stoney and we will happily board our dog with them again! He (and his wife) really seem to care about the dogs they watch and their yard allows for the dogs to run outside.
Awesome experience overall! Our dog Nala came back happy! Daily pictures are provided along with updates. They provide great peace of mind when taking care of your dog. I would highly recommend!
Stoney provided a loving home for my lab Kona for two nights. I felt like I was dropping him at grandpas house for a sleepover. He got a lot of attention, as labs certainly need as well as love and he
got a lot of exercise too. Will certainly use Stoney again on my visits to Palo Alto.
Oliver was treated like one of the family! Stoney and Ann loved our senior dog like he was theirs. Thanks so much for your care and our peace of mind! 5 stars +++
Five stars are not enough!!! Stoney and Ann are lovely people who are very knowledgeable about dogs and truly love them. Kobe was very happy in their care and seemed right at home at their place. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you, Stoney and Ann, for taking such good care of Kobe!!!!!
Stoney was very accommodating to our busy 9 month old lab. He made it very convenient for pick up and drop off. Our dog definitely seemed to have a good time and he was tired when we picked him up which is always a plus. Will definitely book Stoney again!
Stoney and Ann were wonderful. Our Ani has stayed with them a couple of times and has always been full of fun and love when I have picked her up. I would highly recommend Stoney and Ann in a heartbeat.
Our dog had such a great experience with Stoney and Anne! They took such good care of our dog, and we couldn't be happier with the quality of attention they gave him during his stay. They treated our dog like he was a member of their family!
Aside from being a very nice man, Stoney is a wonderful pet sitter, obviously a big dog lover. He sent me pics and updates every few days while we were gone, which was nice. But the telling sign is that our dog, Lucy, snuggles up to people she likes. When I went to pick her up, she immediately ran happily to me and snuggled, but then ran back to Stoney and snuggled up to him, too. She was telling me - he's great!
Ann & Stoney are wonderful and treated my dog with such love and kindness! My dog gets very thrown off by my traveling and Ann and Stoney went above and beyond to get him comfortable, coax him into eating and in no time they created a home away from home. I look forward to having Sam stay with them again soon!
I had to find someone last minute and found Stoney. He was so great and accommodating. I had to work all day and had a class that evening so it was a late pickup. He was pretty flexible with the timing. He took my dog for walks and sent a picture as well. Copper was happy and looked like he had fun.
Our 3 year old Golden Retriever had a wonderful time with Stoney. It was extremely easy for us to work with Stoney to arrange everything, do the drop-off and pick-up. It was wonderful that Sparkle was exhausted when she returned home. She was loved and played with during her stay with Stoney. I highly recommend Stoney.
Jet came home very happy.
Stoney was very easy to communicate.
He even sent us text to let us know how Jet had been doing.
We were very comfortable to leave Jet to Stoney without any concern and could enjoy our trip.
We definitely ask Stoney to watch Jet again.
Thank you very much !
Our little pup Dexter is on multiple repeat visits with Stoney and Ann and they are our sitter of choice when we have a long day planned and need daycare. You can tell from just meeting them that they are dog people through and through, and just love playing with the dogs. On one of our stays they were sitting another dog, and I appreciated how careful they were about bringing the pups out first to meet and check that they would get along. They are great on communication and very flexible on pick up and drop off.
Stoney was very easy to work with from scheduling the meet and greet to scheduling our Golden's stay. He was very understanding of her adjustment period the first day too. He sent lots of pictures, so we could see how she was doing. Stoney and Ann both seemed to really enjoy our dog, which is important to me. We wouldn't hesitate to leave her there again.
Stoney and his wife are outstanding. They are lovely people and so great with our pooches. What a great place to have your pets visit while you are busy or away. Thanks to you both for taking such good care of Jack and Jessie.
Accommodated us at the last minute and provided updates. Maya came back happy. Thanks!
Stoney & Anne are the BEST dog care providers that you could hope for....when we picked up our dog she was not anxious or stressed in anyway. Stoney & Anne will be our go-to provider!!
Stoney was great to work with from initial scheduling, to meet and greet, to our dog's stay. He was accommodating of our dogs schedule and habits, had a bunch of beds, blankets, and toys, and made our dog feel at home. Stoney also understands a dog needs some time to adjust, which is very important. Stoney sent regular pictures and updates. And most importantly, our dog was really loving with Stoney even as we were walking out the door after his stay, which means he had a great time.
Stoney and Ann gave Mica lots of love and exercise during her stay. I didn't worry at all leaving her and I felt so comfortable that she was in excellant hands. Mica is definitely looking forward to staying with Stoney and Ann again.
Stoney and Ann were awesome hosts. They took great care of our puppy Waffles and made me feel very comfortable leaving him with them and were very flexible with drop off and pick up. I would definitely use them again.
Elsa stayed with Stoney and Ann for a long weekend. From the meet and greet, it became clear that they are experienced with dogs and true dog lovers. They made Elsa feel at home, and she immediately seemed really comfortable about staying. We got pictures and updates during the stay, which was great! We would recommend them and we will book with them in the future!
Stoney and his wife are always great with Howl. I'm not sure I'd trust anyone else with my crazy dog. He's a flight risk and sometimes pulls on his leash. They sent me great updates to reassure me and spoiled him with pets and treats. I would recommend Stoney to anyone looking for a reliable pet sitter who will genuinely care about your dog.
Ann and Stoney were amazing! We got into a bit of a bind, and they were willing to take my little guy pretty last minute. He had a fabulous time with them! He got lots of walks and attention all day and was tuckered out once he got home. Ann and Stoney are really kind, honest people who clearly love dogs. Thanks so much, y'all!
Stoney helped us out for three days with our 8 month Vizsla Jasper. Stoney and Ann are a wonderful dog loving couple and took very good care of our pup. Stoney sent regular photos and we relaxed knowing Jasper was well cared for.
This was Howl's (and my) first night away. I was very worried about him getting out but Stoney and his wife Ann reassured me and put my fears to rest. I knew from the meet and greet that they are great with dogs and treat them like family. There's only a handful of people I would trust Howl with and Stoney and Ann are among them. Their house is very secure and they are both very aware of problems associated with big dogs (ie. counter surfing, getting into the trash). During drop off, Ann asked if Howl might get into some candies that were on a counter he could reach. I really appreciate that because it's better to be safe than sorry after he gets through a box of chocolates. Stoney and Ann took Howl on quite a few walks and a play date during his one night stay. I'm sure my boy had a great time being on vacation. They gave me a great update around bedtime so I knew all was well. I would highly recommend them!
Stoney and his wife definitely made our doggies feel at home! Nice family! Good vacation!
Stoney had a great place for Tucker and he had a lot of fun there. Tucker was well looked after and came home happier than ever.
Stoney was fantastic! My cavalier was excited each day he arrived for day care. And Stoney was very responsive when I asked to interview and bring my dog over for a meet and greet. He put me at ease, and both he and his wife were assuring and knowledgeable in their experience with caring for dogs. A great resource in my neighborhood, couldn't be happier!
My dog Ian only stayed with Stoney for the day but he seemed to have a great time. I will definitely use him again!
Stoney and his wife are very experienced with dogs and are true dog lovers. Our dog had a wonderful time with walks, dog park play, and playing with other guest dogs (Stoney asked us first before agreeing to have other dogs there at the same time as our dog). I feel so confident after this first stay at Stoney's that I'm already thinking about our next vacation.
Stoney and his wife Ann and attentive, caring, loving and overall the best people you can trust your fur baby with. Even when my pup had an accident due to medication they were accepting and kind about the situation. If you are able to book with Stoney you are one lucky doggy parent :)
Stoney and his wife Ann are true dog lovers. They have treated my baby with nothing but love, respect, care and adoration. Even when she was sick and had an accident in their home they were accepting and amazing foster parents to my fur baby. We originally booked for daycare and after seeing how wonderful they were, decided to take an overnight with our fur baby. She has never stayed alone with anyone other than family so that is saying a LOT about Stoney & Ann. They're amazing and we are so lucky to have found them. My dog practically pulls the leash out of my hand to go to their house. And dogs have great instincts! We recommend Stoney & Ann to anyone. If they're available to sit for you you're a lucky doggy parent!
Stoney and his wife, Ann, were the best host we could ever got for our dog. They were caring and loving. Ann kept a diary for our dog everyday and Stoney sent me updates with photos everyday. We felt very lucky to have found them. We'll book them next time we are out of town!
Stoney and Ann were wonderful! I must admit I was very skeptical leaving my lil man with a sitter for the first time, however Stoney and Ann made it such an awesome experience! I received multiple updates and pictures throughout the stay, which calmed this worrying mommy! : ) I would 100% recommend them and will definitely be using them in the near future!
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