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Jay K.
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
451 Reviews
196 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Jay's Resident Pets

Virtual Koji
Mixed
Male
21 yr 3 mo old

Jay's House

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

About Jay

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog boarding & daycare in a warm, happy 2500-square-foot suburban home, roomy ¼-acre "dog safe" and very dog friendly fenced-in yard, nice family neighborhood, near parks and trails.
Long (or short) walks welcome!

We love YOUR dogs!
(And they will love us too.)
While your pets are here,
they are members of our family.

We're a semi-retired couple who love canine companionship 24/7. We no longer have pets of our own. We show a resident dog on our profile because we always have guest dogs here. We love spending time with—and spoiling!—our Guest Dogs. We believe in healthy socialization. We are happy to answer your questions and learn how we can best care for your pet(s).

We are doting grandparents who enjoy keeping dogs happy, healthy and safe. Walks, abundant playtime and hugs are always included. Plenty of loving attention here round-the-clock!

We like to keep in touch, send photos and let you know just how well your four-legged pals are being cared for.

We're pleased to have been featured in one of the very first DogVacay "Pet Sitter Spotlight" blogs in July 2012. To learn a little more about us, go to:
http://blog.dogvacay.com/pet-sitter-spotlight-jay-k/

As one of the very first families in Orange County to sign up as a DogVacay host early in 2012, we are thankful every day for the chance to renew our passion for dogs and share this fellowship with so many dog loving individuals, couples and families. We have met many terrific dogs and wonderful caring people through Dog Vacay and take real delight in our canine time!

We love meeting new friends (both human and canine) and are absolutely thrilled with, flattered by and honored by having so many regular and repeat guests, authentic referrals and marvelous reviews.
Come visit us soon!

IMPORTANT INFO: If you would like to meet us and our calendar appears too full, please send a message and we will try to help when we can. The calendar is not always an accurate reflection of how full we might be.

PLEASE NOTE:
We cannot accept aggressive dogs for the safety of all our guests.
We may add a surcharge for rambunctious puppies and large heavy shedding dogs.
Young puppies not fully house trained can only stay in owner-provided crates.

CANCELLATIONS: We try to be flexible, but for very high demand times such as holidays and summer vacation, we dislike turning away dogs we love only to learn last minute we didn't have to. Since we have limited space, please be courteous in your planning.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Jay K.
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
451 Reviews
196 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 23, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jay's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Jay's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
451 Reviews
We love Jay and so does our dog Texas! He is so wonderful with dogs it allows us to go away knowing that she's in the best hands and will have a great time. The daily photos and updates that he sends are awesome! Thanks Jay!
If you love your dog, treat him to a stay with Jay. Our dog is more than our pet, he is a family member. Thus we don't trust him to just anybody, especially those big box pet centers. Jay has the perfect demeanor and his love for animals is evident immediately. His calm demeanor makes everyone(dogs & owners) instantly feel safe and welcome.
On top of his personal abilities he also has the perfect place. His home and neighborhood is a dogs dream come true. Your pet can relax in the AC, lay in the shade in the backyard, run around the backyard, go for walks or hikes, or even visit the local dog park!!
But my favorite part of each visit is the emails and pictures! The best photos we have of our dog were taken by Jay during visits. Along with the pictures each email contains a witty narrative of the days happenings.
As you can see we are HUGE fans of Jay and the only person, besides our immediate family, that we entrust our dogs care to.
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the Easter Bunny brought us to Jay!!
ho, ho, ho!!! Santa brought me Jay and Haryo!!!
didn't realize I was so negletful in my duties. sorry Jay, you know you're the best ever!!!!
wonderful experience
happy memorial day
I didn't realize I failed to do so many reviews so here are some and I'm not finished yet! although not sure how many different ways I can say awesome
always the best
perfection!
Jay's a superstar!
awesome
Cody loves going to Jay's house and enjoys it when he sees all his friends, especially Glitter!
To get him into the car to go to Jay's house I coax him into the car by saying let's go play with Glitter and his ears perk up. Thanks Jay for being so understanding when I goof up drop off or pick up times!! You're the best!
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Been using Jay and Hayuro since Max was a pup and couldn't be any happier! He had his 4th BD while he was just there and they even celebrated his BD with a plate of dog treats!???? Never worry about him while I'm away, I know he's getting the best care there is! There is a reason for over 400+ POSITIVE reviews!!
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Jay does a great job with our dogs. I do not think they miss us when we're gone. I highly recommend Jay for your dogs, he is awesome.
Jay always puts us at ease when we need to leave our precious Daisy. He accommodates her needs as a senior dog and is very in tune with her personality...and he is flexible with our busy schedule. I also appreciate his detailed emails and pictures. They put a smile on my face until we return. I highly recommend him.
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Our 10 yr old dog recently spent his first boarding experience with Jay. It was an exceptional experience! Jay eased our concerns as dog owners and gave us a thorough rundown of what to expect. We received daily updates and pictures on how Stitch was adjusting and seemingly enjoying his stay. Jay has a true compassion and concern for the dogs in his care. We are thankful for his care of our dog Stitch and will be using his services again!
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My dog loves to stay at uncle Jay's house when we are away on vacation. It's his home away from home. Jay takes really good care of our dog and we are happy we found him.
OK, got our dog back happy and healthy. Our dog was very hyperactive when Jay watched him, he was only 2 at the time, and Jay didn't seem to care for that much. I could be wrong, just an impression.
Jay did an amazing job taking care of our dog Jake! This was our first visit, and I was so impressed with the time Jay took to go through all of the instructions I gave him. He emailed us everyday, letting us know how Jake was doing....and even included pictures of Jake playing with the other dogs staying there. I was so touched when Jay told us his wife hand fed Jake every night so he would eat! That is really going the extra mile! We will definitely use Jay when we need to leave Jake again. I highly recommend him!
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Amazing people that take such fantastic care of our lil Olde English Bulldog. The follow up and updates on how your pet is doing are so thorough and very pleasing to help keep peace of mind that your pet is in great hands!! Thank you Jay!
I'm a host on Dogvacay too and we rarely need to leave our Yami behind, but this time we couldn't take her with us because of her limping issue. Jay took such wonderful care of her and watched her very closely to make sure she didn't move her leg much! He sent very detailed email update and beautiful photos of Yami while we were away. Thank you sooo much :)
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Our two dogs just had their first overnight visit with Jay. It was obvious they had a great time and received plenty of attention. It went so well that we immediately booked a longer stay for them next month.
Jay is amazing and the Dobie's LOVE him .. I know by that high pitched excited squeal they do as we enter his neighborhood. :-) It's such a relief to know the dogs are in good hands when we're out of town ... we can actually relax during vacations again. THANK YOU JAY!!
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Jay is very responsive to emails and text!! Organizing drop off and pick up was a breeze!! He is so great to our dog, Jojo, and he really enjoys his time there. It makes being away from our family pooch much easier with peace of mind he's in Jay's hands!
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Jasper had a blast and Jay is amazing!! Always takes care of our little guy
Miley had a great first time staying with Jay. It's evident Jay truly cares about the dogs in his charge. I really appreciated the detailed email with pictures letting us know how Miley was doing. Will definitely use Jay again!!
Duke had a great stay with Jay and the other dogs that he got to play with. We will definitely be back for another visit.
Jay is awesome! Our dog has been going to Jay's for several years and loves it there. I have several co-workers that also have their dogs stay with Jay and his wife. Jay sends you daily updates on your dog's stay, which we love. And our dog always comes home happy and exhausted from all the play time with the other dogs. We would highly recommend Jay.
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Lucky had a great time staying with Jay. This was our first time staying with DogVacay. Jay was very professional in every respect. He wanted to see how Lucky did around other dogs and seemed very knowledgable with dogs. I really appreciated the daily email with pictures letting us know how Lucky was doing. Will use Jay again. This service worked out perfectly for us. Thanks, Jay.
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This was our first time boarding our two dogs at someone's home instead of a boarding facility, so I had some worries--especially since our dogs are older and have special needs--but we couldn't be happier with our choice! We boarded them for two and a half weeks while we went on vacation and through Jay's daily emails and photos telling us what our dogs did that day and how they were getting along with the other dogs, we could see that they were happy and having fun. For the first time, it actually seemed like they were getting a vacation, too! Being reassured of our dogs' happiness and safety via the emails was very much appreciated because we were able to enjoy our vacation even more since we didn't have to worry so much about our dogs. Jay seems to really understand the dogs and their personalities and behavior. We would definitely choose him to care for them again in the future!
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Jay was a pleasure to work with. We were in a bind to find a place last minute and he gladly took our reservation. He is very professional and knowledgeable and gave us updates and pictures on a daily basis.

I will definitely be taking Skye back to him
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Jay and his wife are the absolute best in taking care of your dogs. This was the second time I've left Belle and Abby with them and will continue to do so. His updates and pictures that he sends you while on vacation are great! Jay could be a professional pet photographer if he wanted to be they are that good. I'm thrilled that I've found Jay to take care of my pups when we go away. He's amazing!
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Jay was great with our dogs. I was so relaxed knowing that they were being cared for by someone who truly loves them. Jay updated us on how they were doing and sent pictures which was above and beyond. Ben & Grace came home happy and tired
Jay was amazing as always! Our pup always enjoys coming here!
Unique place with much love. Lovely photos shown through amazing adventures on walks and park visits. Love through your pup's behavior when he comes back. There is a reason for over 400+ Starific reviews.
Jay is a rockstar. Haruyo is a Shining star. superstar team!
Gorgeous pictures. Wonderful stay.
Jay took in my 3 month old husky when I went away for the weekend and he went above and beyond to make sure my pups needs were met.

I loved the photos that were sent daily so that I could see how much fun he was having.

I'd definitely send him back to Jay in a heartbeat.
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My experience with Jay has been extremely positive! My dog, Champ, has a blast when he's over at Jay's! He is able to play with other dogs and gets a ton of exercise. Jay is very knowledgeable about dogs, which adds to my comfortability. Jay always responds to any questions or concerns promptly, and I have never had any issues with scheduling or payment. I whole-heartedly recommend Jay!
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Thank you Jay for taking such good care of Kona, and for dealing with her little quirks!!
Jay created a nice home away from home for Coco & Jojo. The pups enjoyed lap time with Jay and playing together and with other pups. They look forward to staying at Jays again soon.
Jay is such a wonderful host to my Shih Tzu Poodle Mix dog Archer. I appreciate the care, the attention, and luv that is given to Archer while he is in Jay's home. It is a safe place for Archer, and I wouldn't leave him with anyone else.

I can tell that Archer enjoys his visits, as when he comes home, he is exhausted from playing with his friends. Jay sends me "Archer updates" along with pics of him with his pals...the pics and the updates are a pleasure to receive.

I highly recommend Jay to anyone needing a loving daycare and boarding host!!
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Thanks Jay! Blue had a great experience at your home.
I'm glad I found Jay! I decided to leave Charlie with him because of the great reviews he had online!
It was Charlie's first time being left somewhere since we adopted him and Jay said he was a little nervous being left at first. Jay was so kind to spend extra time with Charlie trying to help him settle in and it made me feel good knowing that he was in good hands! I would definitely want to schedule another stay with him the next time we go out of town.
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THE BEST EVER ALWAYS NEVER WILL GO ANYWHERE ELSE says "Butch Copper and Reddi"
Moving from out of state, we had to start over with finding trustworthy, loving care for our two dogs. After googling and getting several quotes from kennels (and never feeling quite right about it), a neighbor recommended Jay. We are so happy she did. At our initial meeting, we knew right away that Jay and his wife love their furry guests and ours would be safe and well cared for. During their stay, we got daily updates about their eating, sleeping, activities and new friends. But the photos were what made it all so special. We could see just how happy our dogs were, which meant that we could relax and enjoy our vacation too. We already have plans to return.
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Perfect.
Glitter knows when we are about to head to "Uncle Jay's" and bounces around like a crazy ball before getting into the car. Once at camp Jay, she likely does not remember her home or parents! Especially if her best friends Monty and Beau are around. We think she has more friends than us in our neighborhood! Jay takes her for a walk to the neighborhood park where she meets more friends and when we pick her up, all she wants is her dinner and then she is off to bed. At the local park, people ask us if she is Glitter...thanks to Jay, she has a ton of k9 friends and there is never a dull moment. She is of the firm opinion that Uncle Jay's home is her second home and that it is her turf.
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This was our dogs first time with Jay & Haruyo. Dinky & Coco had a great time. We loved getting Jay's daily updates with pictures to know our dogs were in good hands. I was nervous since our dogs are only 4 pounds leaving them with other much bigger dogs but Jay put me at ease when we had our meet & greet. We would recommend to anyone who's wants a loving home for their dogs to stay while they are away will LOVE Jay & Haruyo.
Thank you for taking such good care of our dogs. =)
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We are one of the regulars at Jay's. I couldn't imagine a better dog sitter. My dog is always depressed when he comes home after the pampering he gets at Jay's.
Jay & his wife provided a safe, secure & loving home for our 2 dogs, Daisy & Scottie, while we were out of town. He emailed us daily updates and we felt completely at ease knowing that they were receiving excellent care. We will definitely book Jay for our next vacation.
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I am very impressed with the care & attention my dog received when I left her with Jay. I will definitely want to take my pup to Jay & his wifes home. They have created the perfect setting for caring for dogs and you can tell they go over & above.
Jay was fantastic!
We LOVED getting the daily updates and pictures.
How he got Romeo to stay still to take the pictures? Better than us!
Romeo came home relaxed. He seemed to miss his new fur-buddies and possibly Jay too. But, he is much less needy after staying with Jay compared to when he stayed at the kennel near where we vacation.
We will be setting up another stay soon.
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Jay is so welcoming to adults and dogs... Milo loves staying with Jay and we love getting the daily updates and photos. We have peace of Mind when we are traveling.
I would have no hesitation in boarding Sarah with Jay again. The daily email updates and photos were really important to us! I could tell that Jay had a really good 'read' on Sarah and his accounts of her daily activities and her responses/behaviors to the other dogs reassured us that not only was she very well looked after, but also very happy. Thanks Jay !!!!
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We absolutely LOVE Jay and so does our fur baby! All the reviews are true, he is the absolute best host on dogvacay and I almost don't wanna write this review because he is already booked out most of the time and he is the only babysitter we trust with Elliot :) Jay is amazing with big and small dogs, he is super calm and friendly and creates a calm atmostphere even when he is boarding many dogs at once. His house and yard are clean and perfect for the dogs to run and play. Our Golden Retriever gets so excited when he knows he is going on vacay to Jay, and he always comes out completely pooped out, which is hard to do with this hyper pup. On top of that Jay writes the sweetest, most hilariously written emails, we are always looking forward to them! He also takes gorgeous photos of your dog, we framed many of them because they are stunning! Jay is so ucomplicated and reliable, he will take the best care of your baby and we would recommend him to anyone! Thanks Jay for making us feel so comfortable leaving Elliot with you!!! Jon and Sarah
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Thank you, Jay and Haruyo for taking care of Beaker again! He came home a very happy boy. We were able to leave town without an ounce of worry because we know that he is in the best hands. We are ever so grateful to have you in our lives.
The care that Jay and his wife gave my dogs Abby and Belle was fantastic. The daily updates were great. The best part was I could fully relax on this trip knowing my dogs were in great hands.
Our dog seems to have a better time staying with Jay than our normal boring home.
Freya had a great time and Jay was very patient with all her puppy energy!
Jay is awesome! Kiki loves going to his place!
Jay and Haruyo have a wonderful place for dogs to stay, and their knowledge of dogs and the care they provide are first rate. I felt very satisfied with them after picking up my loved one from their home. Boy, did my dog Candy ever have a good time! I am really happy I've discovered this Dog Vaycay provider.

5 Stars * * * * *

10/10 would use again.
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Jay & Haryo are the best dogvacay hosts ever and always my first choice! Cody really looks forward to going there and play with Friends and neighbors old and new. I am always a sure that Cody gets plenty of TLC during his visits, and Cody is always at the front of the line!
Sometimes I'm not sure if Cody really wants to come home.
Thank you Jay and Haryo for always taking care of my sweet boy.
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Jay & Haruyo are awesome! They took care of my dog, Bentley for 5 days and kept me updated on how he was doing (and even friends he made :) ). They are very caring & loving to all the dogs and I could tell Bentley really loved being around them. I totally trust them and would recommend Jay & Haruyo for your pet care.
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Jay was great about emailing us each day with a photo of Stella and some news about what she was doing.
our dog loves going to stay with Jay! And we get daily emails and photos just to assure us all is going well. We trust Jay to handle the multiple dogs staying at the same time.
Our lab loved being there. It was such a relief to not have to worry about him while we were gone. :)
Spirit loves staying with Jay! I can tell he always has a good time there because when he comes home he's exhausted. Thank you Jay for being a wonderful host and giving our fur babies love, care and attention and make them happy and dog tired!
I don't know Jay...I have a feeling Luca will want us to go on more vacations if you keep making it so fun for him. Honestly, sometimes I think he prefers to stay with you then home with us cuz we're so boring. Thanks again for all the updates and watching our mutt!
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As usual, Loulou was treated like a true princess by Jay and his wife. We love them and can't even think of anyone else keeping my dog. Wish I could leave town more often so she could visit more often! Pat Dick
Jay and Haruyo deserve a 10 in my book! I think Cody has more fun with them and he does at home because he gets to play with so many new friends each time he stays. The walks to the park are specially joyful for Cody!
Maggie once again came home a very happy pup, as she spent time with Jay and Horaya . She loves the 5 star care and love. Thanks to both of you for making my time away, worry free. Barbara K
Max had a great time at Jay's home. This is the longest we have left him, 12 days, and all went well. He has fun with the other dogs and was very relaxed when he came home, A good vacation for him with fun playmates. I do recommend this home for your dog when you are going to be gone. Good care, fun to play in a roomy yard with its own up and down areas for running around/;
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Jay & Haryo are the best dog sitters in the UNIVERSE!!! I always know my Cody man is in good hands and has lots of fun and friends to play with, I'm so grateful to have found the
Our 10 year old golden retriever, Honey, just stayed with Jay for the second time. Even though it had been over a year since she stayed last time, she excitedly ran straight for the door when we arrived! She stayed for 4 nights. She did not seemed stressed when we picked her up, which is always a relief! I appreciate how much Jay knows about dogs and he enjoys caring for them. Thank you once again!
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Jay is absolutely wonderful! Daisy has had a great time when she has been there. NIce sized yard for the dogs to play, and he takes them for walks and treats them like family. I highly recommend him!
This was, I believe, our 4th stay with Jay, this one being 12 days. As usual, our dogs were calm and rested when we picked them up and seemed very happy to have a vacation of their own. Our dogs truly like Jay and his wife and of course, Jay likes the dogs, so it is a mutually good situation all the way around. We will look forward to our next vacation and I know Joey and Sammy will look forward to their next "vacation" as well. DogVacay is a wonderful find and provides peace and reassurance when planning a getaway. Thanks again Jay!
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We love Jay! Jay is wonderful with the dogs and he is a great communicator for us owners. My family enjoys his updates with photos on how Jethro enjoyed his day with Jay and the other dogs. Jay also takes the dogs to the park for extra fun, frolic and social time. Jethro always has a great time at Jay's house.
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Five star review ... There are simply not enough stars on this chart! Cody is always happy to go see Jay and Haruyo and had a great time playing with new friends Cody will be back on Thursday to have more fun and frolic and is looking forward to it
Jay, is amazing. We have a special needs older Golden Retriever and he kept us informed of her status and how she ate etc. She is looking forward to her visit with Jay in October and November. Thank you so much!
Another great dog Vacay stay for our pup!
I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Jay is the best!
This was our first Dog Vacay experience and it was wonderful. Jay is very thoughtful and caring and put us at ease with the whole process. The piece of mind knowing your dogs are in good hands is priceless.
This our 5th or 6th time that Maddie has visit Jay and Haruyo. Maddie loves it there. Maddie feels very comfortable at their house. Everyday Jay sends fabulous notes with pictures or videos. We come from Northern California just to use Jay. I only wish we lived closer to Jay so we could use him all the time! They are excellent with the dogs. Thank you Jay and Haruyo!
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What a great place for a dog VaCay! Max always enjoys himself and the other four legged friends,

Jay and his wife care so much about their house guests and it is a treat to have my Max stay there. They have lots of great play area for the dogs to run around and have fun. Highly recommend these people.

Sherry and Bob kihm
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Stella had another great stay at camp Jay. She met lots of new friends and looked very happy in all her pictures we were sent:).
Cody had a great time and returned home very tired and is resting from all the fun he (we) had this weekend Thank you Haruyo and Jay for taking care of my boy
Per usual - this was an amazing visit for our dog. Jay is attentive and caring to our fur-baby. :) We can think of no one else to watch our dog.
Thanks for being so accommodating for our lovable mutt. In fact, he must have had a heck of a good time because when we got home, he was so dog gone tired! thanks again Jay.
jay continues to be a wonderful watcher/boarder for overnight stays. And, he's so busy I'm sure others agree.
Jay was great-he emailed updates of our dogs every day, along with pictures. I never worried about their care and they are happy and exhausted at home. Thank you, Jay!
Four poodles (3standards) stayed with jay for two weeks! They came home happy, tired, and wel-fed.. He sent us daily updates and pictures of their activities. Since the dogs are all under 15 months and he was able to walk them and play with them, I was super impressed!!! I now call him the "dog whisperer". Fabulous person, I am already booking another stay with jay for my dogs!!!!
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Jay continues to play an integral role in the life of our dogs. I continue to have complete confidence that our pups are being cared for in the best possible way when they are having a "vacay" with him!
Archie's stay was wonderful. He really has a true home away from home. He loves visiting with Jay and all the other DFF's he has made. (Dog Friends Forever). We are afraid to recommend Jay too highly or there won't be room for Archie.
This is a great day care for Max and it is his vacation as much as ours. He likes going there and we are happy with all the feedback, write-ups and pictures everyday. Sherry and Bob
We have been boarding our Shihtzu since October of 2014. She loves it at Jays and although tshe's happy to see us when we pick her up, she always let's Jay know the visit was great before she leaves. Jay's daily updates are clever, informative and most definitely help us feel confident that she's in great hands.

He and his wife are the best!
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Simply .... Jay is the best! Jay is a loving companion & friend to our pets.
I was very happy with Jay and his experience and patience with the dogs when I visited his house the first time.
I found Jay extremely good natured with people and animals.

We went on a small vacation out of state and left our eight month old puppy Jethro, with Jay and his wife and I couldn't have asked for a better experience for Jethro or for me.

Jay was great about sending daily updates on Jethro and who he was playing with and what they were up to on their daily adventures. Jay also included nice information about the weather at home as it pertained to the dogs and we appreciated it very much since CA was having extremely unusual weather. Along with his daily updates Jay attached a minimum of two pictures of Jethro having a great time with his new friends.
Our family enjoyed hearing about Jethro each morning and it was reassuring to know that he was having a good time with Jay and friends.

I will definitely utilize Jay in the future for a day play date or a multi day vacation.
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Jay is amazing! I was completely at ease leaving my pup in his care for 9 days. I received daily updates with photos. The best part was my puppy loved Jay and all the doggy friends she made while in Jay's care.
As always, Maxwell had a great time. He came home very tired and we were so Happy. We feel so fortunate that we have found Jay. It is so reassuring to know that while we are gone Maxwell is in good hands.
Penny lives Jay and Haru! She is always excited to go up the walk to their house! We live the daily emails and pictures. We feel confident that when we go away, Penny is in good hands.
Cody loves the TLC he gets from Jay & Haryo Always comforting that my boy is in a good place
Max always has a good time at Jay's house. He, his wife and all the four legged friends make a great doggie vacation. Wonderful caregivers. See you soon! Max (S. Kihm)
Jays the best dog sitter we've ever used.
Another excellent visit. Could not be happier.
We won't leave our dog with anyone else other than Jay, he is the best. Our dog can't wait to get out of the car when we pull up in front of the house & he goes crazy when he sees Jay, so I think that says a lot right there. We love waking up each morning we are gone to the emails that Jay sends with photos telling us about Quigley's previous day.
Quigley will sleep 2-3 days after we get home to make up for all his playtime, which is from the time he wakes up until he zonks out, as Jay puts it. He is only 8 months, so he keeps everyone busy! Thank goodness Jay loves dogs so much!!
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Jay and his lovely wife are so fantastic! They are sweet, caring, knowledgable and detail-oriented. Their house is clean and comfortable, perfectly designed with a great dog yard. We will happily return!
Jay is wonderful! My dog wants to stay there and never come home. He loves him! We love him!
I could not have asked for a better experience for my dogs. As a pup parent, I get a sense of anxiety if I have to travel and the dogs need to be boarded. I am not a fan of the daycare's locally, as they are not always catered to the best needs of individual dogs, and the staff don't always show a passion for dogs. When I found Jay on Dog Vacay, I knew I found the perfect person to trust my dogs with while I am away. The daily pictures and lengthy update emails helped me to not worry about my dogs while I was on vacation. I will use Jay any time I need to travel in the future, and have just referred family members to him as well. Thank you for all the great care;you truly are one in a million!!
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Everything was great. These two days were part of a longer stay after Thanksgiving and all went well with the transfer and pickup.
Jay was fantastic! We will definitely be back!
I don't think we could find a better person to watch our dog. Jay is an expert dog sitter and seems to genuinely care about dogs. We loved the daily photos with updates and felt at ease with leaving our dog in his care. We will definitely have our dog stay with Jay again!
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Jay takes the time to talk with you before, during, after the pick up of my pup!

Jay is wonderful. His home is welcoming-- beautiful spacious backyard with for my large dog to explore and run his hearts content.

My dog knows the instant we enter the community he will spend an amazing day at Jay's.

Recommend highly.
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Jay is so wonderful! He and his wife are both very sweet and knowledgable. Their house is clean and dog friendly. Will definitely return.
Jay was so easy to work with and he truly loved and cared for Koko. I felt 100% satisfied with Koko being with him and his wife. I love all the pictures, detailed emails he sent daily. THANK YOU so much for all the love you've given Koko while we were away. I'm sure we will be seeing you soon.
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Our 7 month old puppy had the best week of his life while at Jay's house this last week. I know this from all the pictures & emails I got every morning keeping us up to date on what he was doing each day. This is the second dog that we have owned & left with Jay, & if it weren't for Jay, we may not have gotten this wonderful new puppy. We never worry when we drop him off for his Vacay, because we know he is getting just as good a care as if he were home with us. Thank you so much Jay!!
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Utterly the best!
Max is always so happy to go to see Jay. Jay and his wife offer good care and the different dogs are fun to play with. What a super experience for us.
Jay and Haruyo were absolutely amazing with Lois! I loved getting the updates and pics which gave me peace of mind while I was away as I knew she was having a great time. I couldn't have asked for better hosts and would highly recommend them!
Jay is the best possible sitter. Loves dogs and we trust him
We are so thrilled that Archie has a home away from home. The daily updates are very reassuring. We will continue using Jay as long as possible.
Jay and Haruyo, Maggie sends special Thanks for the extra loving care and attention, while visiting. She always comes home a very content and happy puppy. The two of you are very special and the photos you send are the best pictures I have of my best buddy.
Barbara K
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Spirit loves staying with Jay! Spirit gets all the attention and love he wants and uses up his energy playing with other dogs and going on walks. I think that Spirit is always a little sad when leaving and when he gets home he's exhausted. Thank you for being a wonderful host!
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As usual, our two pups had a fabulous long weekend with Jay! When not vying for attention from him (they both want to sit in his lap!, they were enjoying a walk or playing with the other visiting dogs. Jay's dry sense of humor mixed with his sincere desire to report on what the pups have been up to makes for great reading every morning and always puts my mind at ease about leaving them.
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What can I say? I am biased by this time because I love Jay and his cute wife and their devotion to dogs. My Loulou loves them and loves being in their house and great yard. This time Loulou needed to be given her meds because of leg surgery and they of course were up to the task of extra care and making her comfortable in her own area because of the cone she had to wear.
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As always, Jay is great. Our 6 month old puppy doesn't even look back to say goodbye, because he knows he will be playing with many other wonderful dogs & being very well taken care of by Jay & his wife.

Thanks to Jay, we can go away & never worry about leaving our dog.
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Dog Vacay is easily one of the best services I have ever found. I can now leave on vacation with absolutely no worry about my pups. Jay and his wife are awesome, they have a beautiful, spotlessly clean home and a nice size, well kept yard that the dogs love. I can tell that the dogs like Jay and his wife and their surroundings because when I pick them up they are calm, rested and happy. I can't imagine finding a better scenario for the dogs...I am extremely satisfied.
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Jay and his wife are great! This was the third time our Mackie stayed with them. Mackie walks right up to the door wagging his tail and is happy to see them. I have absolutely no worries leaving my dog there. I also love the daily email updates that Jay provides. I am totally confident that Mackie is well cared for and loved while staying at Jay's place!
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Jay is by far the best dog whisperer in the area!!! ....A true lover of dogs.
He has such a way with all dogs and understands the dogs behavior when introductions are made. Jay takes each personality seriously & to heart...
We have a large 80lb weimaraner which goes for play dates twice a week....Jay always makes time for her and she is always excited when she arrives and tired when I pick her up...So that's a good thing!
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I cannot say enough about the wonderful treatment my dog gets when he stays with Jay & Haruyo!

As always, they have been flexible, accommodating any changes needed and wonderful. There simply aren't enough positive adjectives available to describe how wonderful they really are!
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This was the first time we had been away from our 6 month old Irish Terrier since we got him. We of course missed him, but never once worried about him, because Jay & his wife are the best people we could ever trust our dogs with. Jay sends an email with photos every day giving updates & letting us know how our little guy is doing, so we never have to wonder what he's up to. Of course being a puppy he was up to plenty, & kept everyone & all the other dogs busy as well.

This is the second dog that Jay has watched for us. Jay really played a big part in our decision to get another dog after loosing our Doodle. Knowing that Jay is here to watch our dog when we go away & treat him like his very own made the commitment of owning a dog very easy for us.

Thank You Jay!!
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Our dog Bailey stayed with Jay for 18 wonderful days. She had so much fun playing with the other doggie guests. Jay treated her like his own dog, and we got daily updates while out of the country which my girls really enjoyed. We are very pleased that we have a safe and fun place for Bailey to stay when we leave town. Thanks for everything Jay!
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My dog and I both love Jay. He is caring, gentle, and loves what he does, which is giving my dog the best care and fun she ever has, playing with other dogs and following Jay around because she loves him so much. I appreciate the layout he provides,both inside and outside which maximizes the quality of the dogs' entertainment. His daily updates of my dog's activities is a big plus.

Pat and Loulou
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Our dog Max really does enjoy his vacation time with Jay and his wife and all the other dogs. Such a good time for our busy Bijon Poodle. He has good care and fun. I recommend this VaCay for your dog. Sherry and 'Max' ' '
This was a first time stay anywhere for Nami, our 9 month old Chihuahua. Jay and Haruya gave her their usual special attention and when we picked she seemed to e perfectly happy. We also enjoyed Jay's daily updates & photos.
I was pleased with my experience, being my first time having my dog away from me. I felt like jay took care of bella as his own. He even brushed her and have me some advice on good leashes for her! Bella was calm when I picked her up. Jay had good control over all, the dogs. Sent daily e mails and pics.
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Our golden retriever had a great first day at daycare:)
As always, Jay and Haruyo are always welcoming and happy to see Cody and take care of him as if he was their own! Cody has really become one of the pack! So glad to have found them thru dogvacay
So very fortunate to have found Jay and Haruyo! Cody loves going to their house and looks forward to the walks and playing with friends. The daily updates are always entertaining and I really look forward to them! Feeling blessed!
This was Luca's first time with Jay even though we've known him for a while but it was so great to finally have Luca stay with him! Being our "first born", it's great to have someone I trust and like to watch my BIG BOY!
AS USUAL EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT
Jay has a real love for dogs and takes excellent care of them. I love that he sends daily updates and pictures of Mackie playing with other dogs. I feel very confident that our dog is in great hands in Jay's home!
Beau had a fabulous time, enjoyed making new friends! Thanks Jay as always for the great care and we loved getting the pictures of Beau during his stay in your home.
We're so thankful for Jay. We were originally scrambling because we thought Jay would not be able to take care of Zoe but he went out of his way to accommodate our schedule. Up until this trip, we had never entrusted her care to anyone else but Jay helped us find a wonderful sitter who filled in for the problem days. We are so happy that we found Jay.
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As usual, Jay did a wonderful job of caring for our furry friend. Although she was ecstatic to see us return, she seemed to be tired when we got her home; well worn out from the activities with all her friends. Even though we disconnected from the world for our vacation, Jay went the extra mile by providing us a running journal of Zoe's stay with him. It was especially nice seeing some of Jay's followers' comments concerning her on his blog. Thanks again
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Jay is always the BEST!
Our gang of 4 had an AWESOME time as usual!!! Thank you so very much to Jay and Haruyo for making them feel so special as well as the daily updates by email and pics - our family can't wait to read them everyday!!!
Jay is just wonderful with all dogs! I can't be any happier. My dog is happy with him and loves him.
Jay is the best. My two pups are very different and Jay understands each of their needs. His daily email updates and photos help me to know what they have been up to. I have found that Jay really goes the extra mile to not only take excellent care of my dogs but to communicate with me. I am 100% happy with his care and having my dogs stay with Jay for one day or for a week allows me to take a trip or attend an event guilt-free knowing that my babies are in good hands.
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Our Labradoodle, Bob, loves staying with Jay.
It is just like a home away from home. Jay takes such good care of Bob & is wonderful letting us know each day how he is doing & what he has been upto. Whenever we go away Jay will be the first person we call to take care of Bob.
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Jay is one of the BEST dogsitters ever! He takes care of Duke like he is his own. Duke always comes home happy and Tuckered out from a fun vacation at Jays!
My dogs love going to Camp Jay's! Sometimes I think they have a better time than I do while on vacation.
Our German Shepherd spent about 2 weeks at Jay's and had a fun vacation. The daily updates and photos with her friends were fantastic. And we had a most worry free vacation too, thanks to Jay and Haruyo.
Our dog max loves going to Jay's house. There is room to run and play with other fun dogs. Great care and attention is given to the doggy guests. Such a fun time for all. Sherry Kihm
There is no one more personable with your dog than Jay! She always runs right up to Jay when we arrive for her stay & starts wagging her tail .The updates are always so fun with pictures of what your dog is up to for the day.
Thanks Jay! For the love & attention you give to our dog.
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This was Maxwell's first visit. He had a great time and came home exhausted. Jay is very knowledgeable about dogs and great introducing him to the other dogs. He also emailed a picture of Maxwell and sent a detailed report on how he adjusted to his new situation. We will definately be back.
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Jay and Haruyo are fabulous hosts! Our dogs love staying with them. And we love the daily email and photo from Jay so we can stay in touch with how they are doing each day.
Jay is wonderful with all dogs. Thank you for being patient with Simba and sorry for his shedding, Haruyo.
Cody had lots of fun with his friend Jazzy
Jay and Haruyo are the absolute best caregivers a family could have
Wrigley had a wonderful stay! I much enjoyed the daily email with photos. I knew he was well cared for. It was a true vacation for him playing with the other dogs and trips to the park. Thanks for everything. Highly recommend a stay with Jay as a home away from home.
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I was hesitant to try doggie daycare as I wasn't certain it would be a positive experience for my dog. I've worked really hard on his training and making sure he is a well-behaved pup with proper socialization. However, I recently hurt my back and found that I needed someone else's help exercising my lab. I love our dog walker who comes once a week, but she is expensive. I'm happy to report that Bovard's experience at Jay's house was wonderful. He comes home happy, tired, and well-behaved. Jay sends me a progress note and pictures half way through the day and is very quick to respond when I message him. Jay carefully evaluated Bovard's needs and temperament to make sure he would be a good fit for his home and the dogs he takes care of on a regular basis. When we came back for our third visit, Bo happily trotted inside with Jay and didn't even look back. Thanks Jay for a great experience! We will be back soon!
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Jay and Haruyo are simply the best in the business!
The best!
I was very impressed with Jay's calm, professional personality. It's clear he has spent a lot of time with dogs and is an experienced dog sitter. My puppy had a great first day and made some new doggie friends. I got a nice email with details about his day and photos of him playing with his friends. We are both excited for him to go back for another play day while I'm busy.
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Jay and his wife Haruyo are the best! Elphie is very much at home with them. There is little doubt that she enjoys her time there and the attention she is given. Jay's daily photo's and updates are great fun. He is so good with all his guests. Our puppy comes home unstressed and pooped after all the play time with the other dogs. We are quite pleased to have been referred to Jay through one of our neighbors ...who BTW can't say enough good things about her experiences Jay and Haruyo either.

Melinda and Bill K
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Every dog will be happy going to Jay's house. He and his wife take such good care of the dogs and the dogs have a lot of fun playing together
Their yard has up and down areas and lots of special bushes to sniff around and see if there are any "hidden critters:"
Our Max loves the playtime and the attention. We always feel comfortable being gone when Max is with Jay.

Bob and Sherry Kihm
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Cody is truly "at home" during his visits with Jay and Haruyo and I am so very thankful for finding such a wonderful couple via DogVacay to care for him.
they took some well deserved time off without their four-legged extended family to spend time with their human family this Thanksgiving.
Cheers!
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Penny loves to go to play with Jay and Harumi! She nearly fell out of the car in her excitement to get out when we got to their home! We love the attention that Penny receives there, no matter if she is the only dog, or one of a pack. The daily emails with pictures make us confident that she is having lots of fun.
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As I have said many times before, Jay and Haruyo are the BEST !! Don't know what we would do without them.... Yes, I do... Not be able to travel! Max loves going to "Camp Jay" !!
jay and haruyo, thank you for taking care of Simba. he does bark a lot at first just because he's at a new environment so i thank you for being patient with him and for looking out on his hotspot. he came home tired! hahaha
Always 5 star treatment of Cody! Thank you Jay For your guidance in getting a new bed for Cody
Jay is an excellent host! My dog always had a ton of fun staying at Jay's. Jay sends daily updates on how my dog is doing with pictures.
Jay was great! Loved the daily updates and my dog had a great time when she was with him!
Another excellent visit. Thanks again for everything.
This was the first time Sadie had stayed with Jay. Jay is very knowledgeable about dogs. Sadie is a shy girl but he understood her personality. He just let her be herself and just do her thing. I would use Jay again in a heartbeat.
We have been limiting our vacations the last few years because we did not have a satisfactory place to board our 2 toy fox terriers. We just tried Jay for 8 days during a trip to Hawaii. We couldn't have been more pleased, and seemingly, neither could our dogs. Jay was diligent in sending daily updates with photos and when I picked the dogs up they were very calm, rested and happy. I would highly recommend Jay..I cannot imagine a safer, more comfortable place to keep your dogs.
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Great communication. Daily updates and pix. Great peace of mind for a first-timer!
Elphie had a great time at Jay and Haruyo's! It had to be non stop fun with all the other dogs, because she as out of gas the next day. We are so pleased to have found this home and I'm sure Elphie looks forward to her next visit. Melinda and Bill
Jay is just the best. My Vizsla has so much fun there, and she comes home happy and tired!

Jay sends an email every day letting me know how she did, and adds beautiful photos to prove it (he's a great photographer). I'm totally comfortable leaving her with him for any length of time.
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As always, I'm not sure Cody wanted to come home he had so much fun.
Jay is absolutely amazing and our dogs love him! Whenever we go out of town we try to request him, but he's usually always booked. Everyone loves him and he's so great with dogs of all sizes/breeds/special needs.
We have left our blind, 6 lb.14 year old maltese with Jay and Haruyo several times. At first we were concerned about the number of dogs (approx 7.), but they have been very attentive to Snowflake. They even bought a sling so she could be carried about. Snowflake is calm and well when we pick her up. They truly seem to enjoy all their furry visitors. We highly recommend them.
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As always, Jay was wonderful and the feedback was fabulous. Lots of great pictures & comments on Watson's daily experiences.
As always, the BEST!
thank you for taking great care of our Dice when he was still here. i know for sure Dice is wagging his tail from above. we miss him everyday...
Jay was great for Kiki's first visit, and I loved the update with pictures! Will visit again!
I was very happy withJay on Morgan's first day of "day care". Jay sensed that Morgan was protecting me from the dogs because she growled when a dog came close to me so he had me go to the front while he watched Morgan's behavior when I was not near her and he was totally right. As soon as I left her she became calmer and wanted to get to know all the dogs. I'm overly protective of Morgan and thats my problem...I don't want her to become afraid of meeting other dogs so I have to work on that so she can be "just a dog". We are each others "everything" and I will have to remember that she needs to be with other dogs so she can have fun and not be smoothed by me.
Thank you, Jay.

Micki Souter
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We always are thrilled to have Jay and Haruyo watch our kids.
Jay was awesome. We loved the daily updates and photos of our dog. We knew our dog was in good hands. We will definitely be using this service again in the future!
Max always has a good time at Jays. He keeps so busy playing with other dogs he is ready for a good nap when he gets home. Jay really works with dogs on minding their manners and their behaviors. It is such a pleasure for us to be gone for a few days and know Max is in good hands, having fun.

Sherry
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Jay is perfect. Our dog Maddie loves Jay. We have no worries at all leaving Maddie with him. She hates coming home from being with Jay, she has so much fun. We get updates with pictures every day. We drive 350 miles just to have Jay be Maddies sitter while we go on vacation. He is top notch!
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I always rest easy when our guys spend time with Jay
We use Jay regularly so my reviews may be repetitive but he is the greatest!! His love of dogs and enthusiasm at spending time with them makes him a natural at this. You couldn't get a better dog sitter!!
As always, Jay was wonderful and my dog was well cared for and happy.
Excellent provider. The girls could not have been happier.
Cody had a great time with Uncle Jay and Aunt Haruyo, as he does every time he visits. Besides all the friends he got to play with, he loved going to the park to run.
Jay always goes above & beyond with taking care of our dog. He e-mails us daily updates about our dog with pictures. It makes us happy to see our dog is having a great time while we are away. We are never worried about Duke when we know he is staying at Jays house!

Thank you Jay for caring about our dog as much as we do!
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This was the first time leaving our dog and we could not have been more pleased!
What can I say that I haven't said before…Jay and Haruyo are the BEST! They treat Baylee like she's their dog. Baylee spends almost as much time with them as she does with us! We wouldn't think of using anyone else to care for our dog.
Love, love Jay!!!!
Penny had a great time! My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving Penny with Jay. He introduced her so nicely to the other dogs. We especially liked the daily updates and pictures. Penny will definitely be staying with Jay the next time we go away!
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Each visit we have with Jay make us bigger fans. Our dog adores him and is always disappointed to leave.
We had an absolutely platinum experience. Both our dogs did very well for their first visit with Jay. We are going on vacation in August and we have had a very difficult time finding a place where we felt our dogs would be safe and happy while we are gone as both owners and dogs have separation anxiety. From our very first meeting, Jay made us feel comfortable and secure in leaving Peaches and Romeo in his care. We thought Jay's email with photos of both dogs and letting us know how they were doing was a very nice touch and greatly appreciated. We especially like the outdoor area where the dogs can get sunshine and play. Jay even took the time to take them for a walk. Both Jay and his wife are very thoughtful and caring. I definitely highly recommend them!
Garre & Gary
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As always, Loulou had a great experience with Jay and his wife and I can't say enough about how she loves going to their house. Jay makes her (and me) feel as if we are the only clients he has, with the attention my dog gets.

So glad I found him.

Pat Dick
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Max adores going to Jay's home. He loves the other dogs and the yard to run in and play with others..
They take such loving care of him and when we leave their home he keeps looking backwards.
They are very calm and Max is still a busy two year old, Their personalities are very good for dogs,.
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I am a repeat customer as always!
Jay was amazing as usual! Max always loves his stays at "Camp Jay" and comes home exhausted..... It's so nice to be able to travel and not worry about the care that he's receiving, we know he's getting the best by the daily emails and awesome pictures. He is truly a part of the family while he's there!
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This was Dakota and Carolina's 3rd visit to Jay's house. We only go on vacation once a year, so it's an annual visit for them. We live in Riverside, so it is a 45+ minute drive for us. We definitely think it is worth it. Jay always makes our babies feel at home. We know this by the daily detailed emails, texts, videos and pictures he sends us. Another reason we drive the distance is we like Jay's setup. The dogs are allowed to lounge in their home, roam in a secure backyard, and go on great walks since he lives in an area where spacious parks and lakes are near. We are so thankful we found him and you will be too!
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Our German Shepherd goes once or sometimes twice a week to Jay and Haruyo. And she loves it. Most often, lands up playing with friends and some days are quiet and relaxing. Either way, she loves the walk to the park and comes home tired and happy. She thinks Jay's home is her second home now.
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Beau had a wonderful visit with Jay, I love how I get the daily updates on how he is doing. He is treated like on of the family.
Best place ever!
Beau always get lots of attention & gets to romp & roll with friends.

Jay is the "Dog Whisperer"
He knows each dogs disposition and is so genuinely caring for each one.

Beau loves it here!
She jumps out of the car & runs to Jay :)
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Beau had the best day!!!
She had all kinds of playful friends to keep her busy!!
Jay genuinely has a certain connection with all who stay with him!!
I also received some pics of Beau hanging with friends... which made me feel good to know Beau had some other friends to romp and roll with.

Jay even took Beau out for a walk and a romp and roll with another friend...
Beau was sure moving slow when she got home and slept like a champ!!

Thanks Jay for all the time & care you give to each one of our special pets.
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thank you soooo much for Jay and Haruyo's care of our furkid while he hasn't been feeling well. i know that he's in the best of care when i'm away.
Jay is the best! Loulou loves staying there and they treat her so well. The setup at Jay's house is so comfortable for her with the great back yard and one can tell that he has put a great deal of thought to having an environment conducive to caring for dogs outside and inside.
. I am so impressed that he also finds time to actually walk my dog.
Pat
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What a lovely, safe and warm environment for my best furry friend! Felt totally comfortable leaving her there, and excited to see her on the flip side..............
Jay is the best dog boarder ever !!
As always, when we leave our doodle Mandy with Jay, we know we will have a great worry free day. Mandy was exhausted when we picked her up in the evening after she spent the day playing & hunting for lizards. Since we met Jay, we never worry about leaving our dog behind when we travel, because we know that she is getting just as much attention as if she was at home, plus having more fun playing with all the other dogs.
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As usual, my tail wagger Max had an excellent sleepover. I never worry one bit. He is always well taken care of and treated in the royal manner he has come to expect!
As always, Jay was quick to respond & very accommodating . Lots of wonderful daily input & pictures of Watson
This was our first time using DogVacay and Duke loved it and had a great time with Jay. We received daily updates about Duke and what he was up to with great pictures of Duke with his new paw friends! We already plan on having Duke stay with Jay again because we know he is in good hands while we are away! Thanks Jay for treating our dog like he is yours!
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Cody had a great time and came home pretty tired so he must have been playing all day.
they're the best
Best Sitter!
Our two doggies have stayed with Jay numerous times now, and we continue to appreciate his care for our pups. We always look forward to his emails for updates on our weiner dogs.
Jay does a super job with the dogs. Max was just there for a day but he enjoyed himself.
What can I say about Jay and Haruyo that I haven't said before…they are fantastic. This is our dog's home away from home and they treat her like she's their beloved dog. We travel a lot and sometimes it seems like she's with them more than with us!
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Thank you so much for taking care of Dice during his recovery time and for administering pills to him. You and Haruyo are the best!!!
Pawsome, as always. Our Shepherd had a blast with her friends and did not want to come home. She went to the new Mission Viejo dog park too. All in all, she is wondering why her vacation ended ...
Truly great!!
Beau had a great time and will definely go. Ack again:-)
Sometimes we think Baylee (our golden retriever) spends more with Jay and Haruyo than with us! Fortunately, she thinks she's a part of their family so when we travel (which we do quite often), we have no concerns for her as we know how well she's being cared for. She has so much fun that she sleeps for a week when she comes home!
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Cody had a great time with all his friends at Jay and Haruyo's house. We can't wait for the next visit. Cody certainly likes TLC. So when Cody wimpered to Jay that his roommate was sleeping on his bed, Jay knew just what to do to get Cody's bed "cleared" out in a gentle manner giving Cody sweet dreams.
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My dog LOVES staying with Jay! We like to call it "the Ritz for dogs"... I think our dog has a better time on vacation than we do! Jay is great about updating us every day (with photos!) We never worry about our dog when she is staying with Jay, I think she's actually disappointed to see us when it's time to come home :( Highly recommend with 10 stars!
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Our 4-legged Max had such a nice stay at Jay's house. He works so well with the various dogs. We are planning Max's next vacation in July to be at Jay's house.

The daily notes and photos he sent really warmed my heart and made us feel comfortable about Max's stay.
Max is a small dog but we were told he quickly
What a nice service and business person.

Sherry Kihm
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Jay is awesome. This is the third time Stogie, my 4 yr old, choc lab has stayed with him. Stogie stayed for 11 days and obviously enjoyed himself far too much, with walks and dog park play time. He genuinely looked sad to be leaving Jay. When he got home, he just lay on his bed, even when the kids came home from school he didn't even raise and eye or get up! I wouldn't place my dog anywhere else.
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Our dog Max was a recent (one month) adopted dog and was getting used to his new life, so we were not sure how this stay would go.

Meeting Jay a week ahead of time was very reassuring and Max liked him.

The morning emails were fun and helped us feel great about the fun Max was having. We are so happy with this place for dog boarding. The house and yard made it a comfortable, loving place for our special family member. Thank you so much.

Bob and Sherry
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Snowflake seemed to really enjoy staying with Jay and Haruyo. We really appreciated the daily updates and photos. We would heartily recommend Jay and Haruyo and plan on using them again in the future.
What can be said that hasn't already? Jay and Haruyo are great! The updates they give every day really help with making us feel better about leaving our dog there and the pictures they take are wonderful! Lucy always is very hesitant when she first gets there but within a day or 2 she gets used to the routine and is more comfortable. I love that Jay and Haruyo treat Lucy like their own. They are the best!!
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They both were amazing... I felt very comfortable knowing that they (Angel and Scottie) were in great hands. I met Jay outside of my work( just about 10 days before our vacation) after I was getting off. He was caring for somebody's dog that was on a leash (and I always gravitate towards animals ) and I was asking him about the dog as I was petting it and he told me it was not his, but he and his wife do in home dog sitting. I felt very comfortable talking with him and he seemed sincere. Their home was like a park (backyard) and very dog friendly when I went by for a visit, with my dogs. At that time I knew that is where the dogs would be staying while we were on vacation. Jay and his wife Mrs. k were just great, if you want your dogs to be happy while you are happy on vacation, take them there. Mrs K is also very hands on with the dogs, she is genuine also for her love towards animals. They are now part of our family.
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our dog is always so happy when we pick him up. we trust Jay and his wife to take good care of Allora when we travel.
My dogs love going to "Camp Jay". My Westie meets a new best friend every time and I feel very comfortable that they are being well cared for.
Awesome pawsome!!!
We are so fortunate to have found Jay and Haruyo to take care of our Shih Tzu Max. I never have a concern about how he is doing and the emails and pictures that Jay sends reinforce that feeling. We have been there a few times now, and Max recognizes the neighborhood as we drive up and gets very excited. I am actually learning a lot from Jay about dog interaction, too. (A nice bonus since Max is our family's first dog.) I also love that Jay makes sure that the dogs he and Haruyo watch will mesh well together and watches to make sure none of his guests get overwhelmed. High recommendations all around!
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Jay & Haruyo always take such good care of Cody it's a joy to leave him there because I know he not only guess the TLC but has other pups to play with
They know the personalities of each and every dog is just amazing!
The added plus it are the daily photo updates
Jay is a wonderful photographer
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I could not have asked for a better person to care for my Pickle. I suffer from separation anxiety (ME, not my dog) so Jay's daily updates with photos made all the difference! My Pickle was so happy I even told Jay that perhaps, he would not want to come back home with me. For the first time, I was able to leave my Pickle without having to worry about his well being. Jay and Haruyo cared for him like he was their own. They truly love dogs and one visit with them is all it took for me to know that I would never leave with my Pickle with anyone else...ever!! Thank you Jay and Haruyo for making my Pickle's stay with you like his home away from home.
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Once again, Max had a fantastic visit with Jay! Loved the daily updates, and never worry about Max being well taken care of... Don't know what we would do without him! Already planning our next stay...
Matt had another great time with Jay and Haruyo. This time he stayed for over 2 weeks and it seems he enjoyed every day from the all pictures/emails I received. He cannot wait to go back!
We continued to be thrilled with the care that Jay and Haruyo extend to our dog. They are the greatest!
Jay is wonderful with dogs and allora always comes home happy.
I can't say enough about Jay and Haruyo. they are absolutely top notch. I am very upset that we had to move to Northern California and not have access to them,  But that hasn't stopped us from driving down just to use Jay as our vacation pet care. I have two friends who have also used them and absolutely loved both of them as well.
If you use Jay and Haruyo you will also have the satisfaction that your dog will be happy but you will be happy because you will not have to worry about your Pet for a second while you're away. Diana Chandler
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Cody always gets plenty of attention when he comes to visit Jay and Haruyo Another plus is that he slept all day once we got home
I had never used a dog boarder before but I heard good things about Jay from a neighbor so I searched online and found Jay and DogVacay.

Jay is very attentive to the dogs. I love that Jay sends email status updates of their activities and behavior along with pictures. I always feel that Bailey is safe and well taken care of and that peace of mind is priceless.
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AWESOME!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking such great care of our 4 babies!!!!
This was the first time that our grand-doggy had stayed at Jay's home. She was treated like one of their own and it was so reassuring to see how much Jay and his wife cared for her. It would have been nice to have known about Jay a few years ago when we had our own dog.
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My dog is always disappointed when he has to say "good-bye" to Haruyo and Jay!
The best!
Awesome as always. Thank you very much.
Our little doggies just LOVE coming to see Jay and his wife! They get to play and socialize and get spoiled. When we came to pick them up yesterday, Cosmo didn't want to leave. These people are truly dog lovers, and they care about our dogs. Cosmo and Mojito can't wait to come see them again!
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Jay is the best, & we don't know what we would do without him. We never have to worry about our dog while we are gone, because Jay always keeps us up to date on her activities with emails & of course his fantastic photos. We never think twice about leaving Mandy & know she has the best care next to being home with us. The fact that Mandy never looks back to say good bye to us once Jay takes her leash is a definite sign that she loves staying with Jay. Thanks again Jay!
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My dog Buzz is a fairly recent rescue. Within 3 hours of being euthanized he was saved by Border Collies In Need. That was Texas and he was sent to California, now residing in the OC.

I was introduced to Jay and Haruyo through a neighbor and wanted quality care for my guy! It can't get any better than this.

Jay knows dogs in and out and his long term skills show in how comfortable the dogs are in their home. Confident pack leader- calm pack. Thanks in helping to get Buzz to interact more w the pack.

I so appreciate your business and how you take care of our precious dogs....
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Dice always looks forward to seeing Jay and Haruyo and always looks forward to coming home as well. They both take such great care of all the dogs there. =)
Jay and Haroyo treated our dog, Ziggy, like he was their own. Ziggy had a great time running around their large and interesting backyard and meeting new dogs. He had new playmates throughout the week and went for lots of walks. Jay was great about emailing us daily with updates and photos of Ziggy. When I picked up Ziggy, I think he was disappointed to leave! We are thrilled to have found such a wonderful home away from home for our pooch.
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Our Shepherd came home tired after a day long play session with a bunch of Jay's canine guests. The photos were terrific - the canines looked like they were having a picnic in Jay's backyard!
As always, Payton and Bradshaw had a GREAT time visiting with Jay. I know I don't have to worry about them when we let them stay with Jay. He always sends updates and pic's which is very nice.
It's always very comforting to know that Cody is a great place with Jay and Haruyo
They welcomed Cody to join and my pup always has quality time and even got very chummy with Dice!
And to put the icing on the cake he came home nice and tired so I could watch football
Jay & Haruyo are the best!!!
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Absolutely the best dog boarding experience ever!! Jay emailed daily with updates as well as great pictures of Watson! He made sure all requests/needs were met, & went above & beyond to ensure Watson felt welcome & at home. The peace of mind knowing that Watson was so well taken care of eased the burden of a difficult trip to visit my ailing father in law. Watson will definitely be back. Thank you Jay!!
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Jay and Haruyo were awesome, again! And of course we received another lovely update and handful of photos from his stay. Nemo just loves them and we do to!
Jay was amazing with my dog as well as the other hounds I met when I went out for an initial meet and greet. He obviously knows each dog's personality and looks to create a group environment that works for all his four pawed guests. When I went to I pick my dog up after his first overnight visit, it was as if Jay was his long time pal.
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I'm so glad I found Jay and Haruyo to take care of Matt instead of having to board him at a kennel. I know they took great care of him and that he enjoyed his time there especially in their backyard and on walks with Jay. He usually has bad separation anxiety but he assimilated very well which eased my anxiety. Jay's daily updates and pictures were great, too. I'm sure Matt cannot wait for his next stay :)
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Cody really has fun at Jay and his family. It also give me a nice break and Cody has friends to play with.
Jay and Haruyo are the best! I really enjoy the daily updates as they're always so clever.
I'm always afraid Dice doesn't want to come home! We know Dice is loved and well cared for at the hands of Jay and Haruyo. :) Dice loves Jay! The mentioned of Jay's name and he's super excited!
Our dogs always have an amazing time with Jay. This time was no different. Our pup had a great time and we enjoyed the photos and emails updating us as to her days. Thank you again, Jay!
As I've said it my other reviews, Jay and Haruyo are the greatest!!
Jay and his wife were wonderful with our little doggies, Cosmo and Mojito. They had never been left with a dog sitter before, so we were a little anxious. Any anxiety quickly disappeared when we went for the meet and greet. They are so accommodating with the dogs. While we were gone, Jay emailed us an update with photos every day. We so looked forward to these updates. Our dogs had so much fun. They were well cared for and loved. Cosmo and Mojito can't wait until they can come again. Thanks so much!
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As countless times before, our Shepherd girl tells us that Jay and Haruyo are the best. The last time, she made friends with a very cute Shiba Inu and got to play. A great place for my girl to make friends and get exhausted having fun and playing around! As always, thanks Jay and Haruyo! You both are the best!
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Had to leave town for a day for work and left our dog at Jay & Haruyo again. Booking, drop off and pick up were easy and pleasant as always. Beaker loves staying over at Jay & Haruyo's. It's definitely one of his most favorite places in the world!
We have a high-energy dog who doesn't travel all that well so whenever we leave town, we leave him in the trusted care of Jay & Haruyo. Thank you for opening up your home and hearts to Beaker. We know he's can be whiny and a bit peculiar, particularly with his fixation on balls. We hope he has been fun and not too much of a trouble!
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We left our quirky Cockapoo at Jay & Haruyo when we went out of town for a day. Everything went smoothly right from the booking to pick up. Thank you, Jay & Haruyo!
Jay and Haruyo are the greatest!! The truly love the dogs in their care and my dog loves them.
My Jazzy was so well taken care of I was afraid he didn't want to come home with me. Received emails and pictures daily of how my dog was doing which was the best! Definitely a repeat customer!
Maggie had a fun day visiting Jay and Hoya and their little furry visitors. She comes home calm and ready for a nap after a playful day.
emails everyday with photos, Jay loves dogs and our dog loves staying with Jay
Thanks again for a wonderful visit for the girls. They couldn't have been happier staying with you.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience!!!! Jay and his wife were so caring with our 4 dogs - they received such special treatment, I'm just happy they still wanted to come home after!!!! I can't say enough good things - we were able to enjoy our trip knowing our babies were so loved!!!
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Jay and his wife are nothing short of being amazing sitters. From the initial contact when I reached out to Jay with a question, to the meet and greet, to the actual stay, They provided quick and easy communication and service. Being Nemo's first time with a sitter outside of the family, we couldn't be any more assured that he was in the best of hands. They were very accommodating and provided a great detailed update and picture of Nemo exploring their backyard. We couldn't be happier with them and would definitely like for them to be Nemo's go to sitter! Bottom line, they exceed expectations and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to find a loving and caring second home for their pawmily!
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Jay is the absolute best sitter. Rosco gets to sleep in their bed, totally spoiled!!! Thank you sooo much!
Jay took Rosco so that we could travel out of country. It was Rosco's first experience away from us and it was flawless. We were so relieved and due to Jays constant pictures we were able to enjoy our vacation as though Rosco was there.
Jay treated my dogs like they were his own. I also got daily email updates and it sure made me feel better knowing they were being well taken care of.
As we've said many times before, Jay is the BEST!! Max loves going to his second home, being able to play all of his "friends" there. I have the upmost confidence that Max is being loved, exercised and well taken care of.... Don't know what we would do without Jay!
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Jay was so great and accommodating. I reached out to him late Tuesday evening because we needed to put our dog somewhere Thursday, and weren't sure what to do. He made time to meet me Wednesday evening, and allowed us to drop Kobe off Thursday morning. He was so understanding and accepting of our dog. He really me us feel comfortable and at peace with our choice. He has an amazing yard for the dogs to explore and really makes them feel at home.
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Jay and his wife are great, we are very impressed with their warmth and calm manner. Our dog was wonderfully cared for during a 2 week stay! Daily comments and pictures are reassuring and comforting . We appreciate the way in which Jay introduces and socializes all his 'guests'. We will definitely use Jay again and are very grateful to find such a fabulous place to board our Luna. Love the immaculately clean home and yard, very impressive!! Beats prices elsewhere and far superior to kennel boarding!
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As always, our shepherd was happy to visit " Uncle Jay". She stayed there for a night and though there were a bunch of large dogs, Jay ensured they got along just fine and she even managed to find a walking companion.
We are so grateful for Jay and his wife. Our dog came home very happy. Great first impression. We will defiantly come back.
Jay is the best boarder. Loves dogs, treats ours like family.
So happy we found Jay and his sweet wife to watch our fur babies!
Left our two dogs for an overnight trial prior to a long vacation and can't be more pleased. Jay took great care of our "kids", including having to treat a large hot spot that showed up on one of our dogs just prior to us leaving them.
Our dogs came home happy and healthy, and will definitely be going back for our long vacation.
Thanks Jay!
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Pawsome for sure! We love Jay's daily emails and photos of our doggies. I am almost reluctant to recommend Jay and Haruyo, because I selfishly don't want them to become too busy! However, honestly, Jay is the BEST. We Highly recommend Jay. Just PAWSOME!
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Very good first experience. Jay was very supportive and great daily feedback on her activities and photos.
I have a very high energy dog and Jay was very supportive in dealing with her energy level. He sent daily updates on her activities and photos.
Although Zoe was VERY happy to be home again, she appeared happy and calm with her vacation at Jay's. Each time there she seems to adjust better and Jay keeps her well cared for. We are so thankful for her home away from home.
Both of my labs had a wonderful time. I got an update with pictures everyday! This is second time we have left them and once again my girls had fun with Jay and his wife. My pups were exhausted when they got home and slept all day. Jay and his wife truly love dogs and we now feel at ease knowing that they will be in good hands when we travel!
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Jay and Haruyo are absolutely the best.... I even think my dog has more fun at their house. It makes going on vacation worry free and can't say how much I appreciate what they do! I just wish I could be as prolific in writing skills as are the daily email updates when I'm gone.
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This was the first time that our little Max stayed with Jay and his lovely wife. It won't be the last!! Our little boy was very loved while he was there and felt very comfortable....they made sure of that. I so appreciated the daily detailed emails and photos I received while I was on vacation. It helped me feel at ease about Max so I could enjoy my time away. Our pride and joy can be a little shy around other dogs and seems to love people a bit more. In spite of this, he made new friends but was still was able to carve out his own space when it was needed. A big thanks from Max and us for a wonderful stay!!
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Our shepherd says that it was too short a vacation and that she needs alonger one at Jay's.
Excellent care & communication. Felt very comfortable leaving our dog there. He had a great time & made new friends. We would definitely use Jay again. Obviously they love what they are doing.
Excellent care as always. Maggie looks forward to return visit next week.
We have lost count of how many times our Shepherd has been to Jay's.... It is her second home now. And why not, when she is so pampered and spoiled ?!
We can't say enough great things about Jay. We had such a great experience. It is so comforting to know we are leaving our dog with someone who really loves and cares about our dog!
dice's home away from home! =)
thank you again for the photos and comments
thank you for always taking Dice in on last minute notice.
literally Dice's 2nd home
The experience with Jay was great. I have not left our 2 labs overnight with anyone so I was very worried about how they would react. This was a trial run for us to see how they would handle being away from us. We don't have any children of our own so our labs are our babies. Jay sent me pictures and a detailed email about their day. They looked so happy to be at his home - large yard, shade, and beautiful home-I was afraid that wouldn't want to come home with me. All my fears of leaving my pups is gone as long as I leave them with Jay. He and his wife truly love dogs. I feel blessed to have them.
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Jay and his wife have alot of dogs at his home, 10 on the day we came for a meet and greet. My dog was bitten by another dog while under his care and by the time Jay took her to the vet our dog needed to have anesthesia, her wounds drained, a drain put in, stitches, and medication. Hard to take all this when I am out of town.
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This was my dog's 4th visit and we continue to be huge fans of Jay and Haruyo. They truly treat your dog as though he were part of their family!!
We've used Jay 3x now, and each stay makes me appreciate him even more! Max loves his visits and I always know how's getting the best care ever. Especially love the daily emails and awesome pictures he takes, along with his excellent knowledge of dogs and how to deal with them. Don't know what we would do without him...
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Another great vacation for our dog, though we think she thinks of Jay's house as her other home now since she has been there so often. We all love Jay & his wonderful wife Haruyo for taking such terrific care of Mandy for us.
Jay, as usual, gave our dogs a fun and relaxing vacation while we were on our own vacation. The photos he sends daily are wonderful! We are excited to bring the dogs to him again soon!
The best dog sitter you will find! Book them early because they do fill up.
this past stay was the most comfortable my wife and myself have ever been ,on any of our travels, jay did a surpurb job with canela . we will use him on any of our future travels. it was great to get a daily update on our dog. i would recommend jay to any who would be interested. thanx, gene
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Thank you, Jay and Haruyo for letting Beaker stay another day while we make our way back into town. And thank you so much for giving him a complimentary bath on his last day. Admittedly, we weren't looking forward to giving him a bath after returning home from our trip late last night and a hectic day at work the very next day playing catch-up. You are a life-saver!
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Jay and Haruyo - thank you so much for taking care of Beaker while we were on our six-day road trip. Beaker always has a ton of fun at your home. And we never ever worry about him when he's in your loving and knowing hands.
Our Goldendoodle, Mandy just spent another fun filled day with Jay. We can finally go away on vacations without worrying & wondering if she was ok or not. Jay is the best! Thank you!
This is the 2nd day I have left Tessie, my adorable Schnoodle, with Jay and his wife for DAY CARE. Jay continues to be gentle and happy to see Tessie. I had to laugh when Jay told me Tessie took a nap next to his sleeping wife today...now that is real canine care! Thanks for your kindness!!
Elaine in RSM
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Wonderful getaway for Waffles! Jay sent pictures and messages daily!
loves dogs, and we feel safe leaving our dog. usually other dogs for him to play with. daily emails with photos are very nice.
Jay is an outstanding host for our dog Rockne! Rock can be skittish and tough on a leash, but Jay was extremely patient and kind with him. A huge plus too are the updates and pictures we got while he was taking care of him. It was fun to hear about what he was up to every day and to have pictures to show everyone while we were on vacation. We will be back! Rock loves coming over.
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Jay and his wife are very friendly. I liked the gentle manner they deal with the dogs and Jay seems to have good dog psychology, too! Their large, clean yard is perfect for dogs to hunt, relax, or run around. I will definitely bring Tessie for another stay.
Elaine in RSM
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After a senior moment, Jay and Haruyo still took care of my little monster Cody even though I showed up on the wrong day. Their flexibility in my time of need was greatly appreciated.
Jay and Haruyo were amazingly loving caregivers to our dog. He spent one month there and every morning I received a detailed report on his well being and a photo. There could be no better dog sitters on the planet!! I especially enjoy their relaxed manner and they seem so at ease with the dogs.
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Cody has WAY too much fun with Jay and Haruya. Cody has no problem making friends and loves the fun and attention. I'm very luck to have found this lovely couple.
Dice is part of Jay and Haruyo's family now! =) Thank you again for taking great care of our son.
Absolutely awesome vacation for our shepherd. She tells us that she wants to go back!!
No need for anyone to look any further for great dog care...Jay and Haruyo are the BEST...period!
Baylee's stay was perfect, as usual!
Baylee loved her visit with Jay and his wife.
Jay and his wife, Haruyo, were fantastic. Lexie loved her stay with them and the other dogs. Jay sent daily emails and pictures to let us know exactly how she was doing. We looked forward to reading his emails every morning. We knew she was definitely in good hands. You could tell Lexie really bonded with Jay - she gave him lots of kisses before we left and you could tell she missed him after we left. We would definitely use Jay again.
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Our dogs did not notice the change from our house to Jay's. In fact, I believe the dogs were in a resort. Jay not only treated the dogs well, fed them, washed them, but spoiled them. We are very pleased and will use Jay's again.
My shepherd was a happy tired dog when she came home. Pretty soon she will be a spoilt tired happy dog who would likely want more vacations at Jays'. We are lucky to have found a couple who treat all their k9 guests as their own pets.
Cody is always "at home" with Jay and his lovely wife. He goes for walks and plays with a lot of other pups all day long. They treat him like family and are so very sweet and attentive to Cody's needs. I can see why it's necessary to book early because they truly care all their big and little overnighters and day care pups.
I also love the daily updates
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As before, Jay and Haruyu are fantastic. My shepherd slept like a log on her return from Jay's. We are so glad we found such wonderful doggie hosts. Our shepherd will be staying with them for 5 days next month and she may decide that vacation at Jays' is so much more fun than being at home with mom and dad!
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Jay's photos are awesome and his detailed updates are great. My pup is certainly having a good time at Jay's.
Jay and his wife are great. I think my dog would rather stay with them than us... :-(
We went on vacation for 1 week and left our 2 Australian Shephereds with Jay. They had a fabulous time being walked every day, playing with his grandkids, and socializing with the other dogs staying there. He sent us an update everyday which is always fun to read and gives you peace of mind that your dogs are really having a great time. I highly recommend him for boarding. There is nothing better than a loving home environment like Jay provides.
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Dice feels so at home with Jay and Haruyo. Now when I drop him off, he goes straight in and to the backyard! Not even a "goodbye, mommy!"
Jay was excellent and my pup, a recent rescue is very timid and nervous and he did take the extra mile to make her feel comfortable at his home. After a few more trips there, I have no doubt my German shepherd will be asking me to take her to Jay's! He also sent me an email update of her progress through the day before I came to get her.
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Maggie was treated like a special "Princess". This is truly her home away from home. Highly recommend. Thanks Jay and Horaya, you are special! Barbara
Many many thanks to Jay! Our Boxer pair are sweet dogs and are well loved, so it was important to us to find a place where they felt like they were at home. Jay not only provided this, but also relieved some of the stress of worry by emailing us every day. In each picture I could see my babies, well adjusted and happy in their vacation. I think they like it better at Jays!!! We'll definitely book again with him!!!
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We were very pleased with Jay and Haruyo who treated our dog just like their own. They are very warm and easy going people who put me at ease. I wasn't sure how my dog would react to being with others but Jay seems to really understand dog psychology and knew how to integrate our dog with the others.
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Dakota and Carolina stayed with Jay and Haruyo for a week. This was their second time to stay with them for a whole week. Same great service as last time! They got a lot of walks and playtime, while we got daily email updates and great pictures! Even with other dogs lodging there at the same time, Jay makes sure the dogs all get along and get the same amount of love and attention. We never worry when they are there. We all get to have a great vacation!
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The Parks pack love to visit their second home with Jay and Haruyo! They feel at home and loved... what more could a dog owner ask for???? THANKS!!!!!!
As always Maddie's stay with Jay and Haruyo was perfect! Maddie is so happy staying with them, I don't have a worry in the world when Maddie is under their care. Jay's daily updates make our vacation away from our dog very enjoyable.
We come all the way from Northern California so Maddie can stay with them, then we start our vacation from OC.
Thank you Jay and Haruyo for taking care of our Maddie!!
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Maggie always enjoys her visit and loves the specially attention.
Jay and Haruyo did a great job of taking care of our babies while we were gone for a few days. We have two Jack Russells who are very energetic and want constant attention. It was great for them to have a yard to keep them entertained and a home to make them feel welcomed instead of a kennel. Jay took them for walks everyday and sent us emails and pictures to keep us informed on how they were doing. He even gave us a tip about a special harness for one of our dogs who tends to pull hard on walks. Jay and Haruyo are very patient with the dogs they invite into their home and show them much love and care. We would recommend them to anyone who does'nt want to worry about their babies while they are away.
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This is our third time leaving our rambunctious Cockapoo over at Jay and Haruyo's while we went out of town for the weekend. Knowing that he'll have an amazing time hanging out with fellow doggy-guests and be totally doted on by Jay and Haruyo, we had a blast and enjoyed ourselves without an ounce of worry. Thank you!
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My Golden had a great time during his stay with Jay and wife, i have already put in another reservation request! These are very competent and caring folks, thanks for taking good care of our dog. Cathy H.
Jay's home is the best possible option for overnight boarding for our dogs. We've tried other in home boardings and daycare centers, but nothing provides the personal love and environment like Jay's home. He has a great backyard for the dogs to play in, is really knowledgeable about dog behavior, and you can tell he genuinely loves dogs. His wife is very sweet too. We love that he walks the dogs and sends us email/picture updates. After a meet n greet we boarded them for 2 nights and they seemed to really enjoy it. We are boarding them for a week in June when we go on vacation. It's so nice not to have to worry about them while we are away.
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Always a special treat for Maggie to visit Jay and his lovely wife.
If you want peace of mind knowing your dogs are in the best hands ever, then leave your dogs with Jay. Beyond blessed to have found people this selfless. Nothing but grateful.
thanks again for the care and personal touch! dice loves being with you and haruyo!
our go to place for our furkid!
As usual, Dice loves Jay and Haruyo!
They were awesome and took amazing care of our pup. I loved the daily email and twitter updates as they made me feel close to my pup even though we were miles away. Thanks Jay!
Thanks Jay for taking care of our Daisy!
Cannot even to tell you how happy we are to have found Jay and Haruyo to take care of Max !! From the first moment we met him, their LOVE of dogs was very evident. Absolutely love how Jay responds to our emails right away and his daily updates and photos are the best.

We travel alot and plan on using Jay in the future knowing that Max will be getting all the TLC and daily walks that he is used to receiving at home....
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This is the third or forth time we have brought our dog Maddie to Jay. I am so happy with Jay. Maddie loves it there. I almost hate to take her away from Jay's when we return home. Maddie seems sad to leave him. She is bored for a couple days after we are home, she has so much fun with Jay and his wife. I have moved to Northern California and we make a special trip back down to take Maddie to Jay then start our vacation from the airport in Orange County.
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Great experience. Felt comfortable right away about leaving my dog. Glad I found Jay!
This was the first time I have had to leave my dog with anyone other than family. Jay's profile, "DOGS WANTED to Fill Home & Hearts", and photos instantly caught my attention. Like many other pet owners my dog is not just a pet, she is family. Somehow, after finding Jay on Dogvacay.com I felt I had to look no further for the right place and person to care for my dog. We had a meet and greet which confirmed this was the right place for me to leave my dog. Jay emailed me daily, not just a sentence or two, but a complete update along with photos. Although, my dog was very excited to see me when I went to pick her up, I think she was a little disappointed to be leaving Jay and his wife. I know by her behavior that she was very well taken care of, and although I generally leave her with family at no cost...I will most likely have her stay with Jay, the next time I go out of town. I believe that dogs can forget other dogs, but they never forget people. She already misses Jay.
Thank You so Much!
Nancy & Lyla
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My Dog had a great time with Jay and his wife. They gave her love and care she needs. She can't wait to see them again very soon.
Our dog Scout stayed with Jay for 7 days. Jay sent us great updates and photos of Scout. He also took him on walks independently and made sure he got lots of exercise! We couldn't be happier with the care Jay provides for Scout while we are away and wouldn't want to board Scout anywhere else.
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Jay and Haruya are amazing and Cody loves having friends to play with. They provide a wonderful environment for the pups!
Another great stay with Jay! My two pups were actually excited to get to Jay's house and play with the other dogs. I take this to mean that they have a ball when we board them there. Jay keeps up entertained with regular updates and pics of the dogs while we're away, and it's become a highlight of my days on vacation to receive his daily email update. Highly recommend him :-)
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i've lost track of how many times i boarded my dog with jay but i know that my dog is now a regular boarder! =)
Jay is a host for us that we will always return to. He understands our dogs and keep us updated with photos and emails while we travel. Our daughter especially loves these updates! Thank you, Jay! I know our dogs had a great time!
This was Mandy's 3rd stay with Jay & we just can't begin to say enough wonderful things about him & his wife. We really look forward to our daily updates every morning with photos & descriptions about what she's been doing while we were gone. We don't ever worry about her while we are gone since we found Jay, because we know she is not only in good hands, but she is having a great time. One thing for sure, It will take her a week to catch up on her sleep, because she was so busy playing for 3 days. She better rest up, because she will be staying again this month & next month.

Thank you again Jay!!
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This was Jumbo's third stay with Jay. Though Jumbo is old, almost 15, he now acts like a young dog after being with younger ones. Next stay will be in June.
As always, our dog was very well taken care of and had a great vacation at Jay's house.
Jay did a wonderful job watching our two pups! He sent us daily updates on them, complete with adorable photos attached of them playing or relaxing. It was very reassuring to know what they were up to while we were away on vacation and that they were in good hands. I highly recommend Jay and will be using his services again soon.
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We can't say enough good things about Jay and our experience leaving our Boston Terrier, Lola, with him. Lola is deaf and responds to sign language and Jay was more than happy to learn several signs in order to make Lola comfortable. Speaking of comfortable, they let Lola sleep in their bed!

Awesome experience, we will definitely be back again and again.
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This was our first experience w/ Dogyvacay and first time I've left my babies with strangers....I was nervous, sad and worried! All I have to say is...thank you Jay and Haruyo! My babies were loved and well taken care of while I was away. I appreciate the beautiful pictures and detailed emails, letting me know what and how there were doing. I now have a second home for them and I'm sure they'll be excited to see y'all again ;-) I should've known better after meeting you Jay...there is a peace about you and it's obvious you love our babies as much as we do! Thank you for being a blessing to our family :-)
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Third time and our boys RUN to the front door!!! This experience is fantastic... to know that our 3 dogs are well cared for and LOVED makes our vacations even that much more enjoyable!!! THANK YOU JAY and HARUYO!!!
wonderful, caring dog hosts. really seems to love dogs. Sends us emails and photos each day.
Jay went above and beyond boarding our dogs. He gave us great daily updates and photos, and was not intimidated by our 100 lb. dog in the least. Our dogs got walks, and seemed to have a ball with all the other dogs. So happy Blu and Shasta have found a home away from home!
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Bosco just stayed with Jay for the first time while we were away for 4 nights. He came home exhausted! Jays updates and photos not only made us feel great about our decision to have Bosco stay with Jay, but we just knew he was having a blast.

Jay really gets to know the dogs he boards. With Bosco being a (big) puppy, Jay made sure that prior to his stay, he met a couple of the smaller dogs (we live close enough that we could drop by). And he also looked at his calendar to make sure all of the dogs were compatible. He lit up when he know another GSP would be staying there as well as another puppy. Turns out, Bosco now has 2 new best friends!

We can't thank you enough Jay!
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This was Daria's second stay with Jay, and we couldn't be happier. Our beloved little senior pom gets so pampered, loved and spoiled while she's there. We live in Monterey, but whenever our travels bring us down south, we bring Daria with us specifically so Jay can care for her. The quality of love and care that Jay provides is unsurpassed, and we are lucky to have found him :)
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Jay was fantastic. Leaving my pup the first time was a little nerve-wracking, but Jay called about an hour after the drop off to let me know that everything was going well and Grace had settled in somewhat.

The daily emails and pics were priceless! He provided lots of details about my pup's day/night and answered any questions I may have sent.

By the end of the week Grace was part of the family and probably would have been just as happy to stay with Jay and his wife :). They go to the top of my list for dog care and boarding!!
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Dobie has been left with Jay and Haruyo while we have been on vacation. Dobie has maniacal tendencies. He rarely makes the right choice when presented with behavior options. Although he is a sweet and loving dog, he can test your patience. However, under the wonderful care of Jay and Haruyo, Dobie settles in and it is a toss up if it is a better experience for Dobie or for us. It is such a relief to know that your beloved pooch is well taken care of and having just as much fun as you are on your vacation.
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