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Jason R.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Jason's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 3 mo old

Jason's Apartment

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

About Jason

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**To see us in action, check out our Instagram: @dorysdaycare**

Hello! We're Jason and Caitlin, two responsible young professionals who love dogs. We adopted our beagle mix, Dory, two years ago, and we started dog-sitting in 2015 because Caitlin wanted to get a second dog. Instead, we now have a rotating cast of friends, playmates and hiking buddies, which works better for our landlord. :)

While we both work 9-5 during the week (Jason is a project manager at the Department of Energy; Caitlin is a reporter at the Washington Post), it's really important to us that your dog gets a lot of exercise and attention during the workday. We generally take Dory on two lengthy walks -- one in the morning and one in the evening -- and give her a solid 30 or 40 minutes to run around in our building's fenced dog park when we get home. On weekends, we typically try to plan an active outing everyone can do: In the past, we've taken our canine guests (with their parents' permission!) to the Billy Goat Trail, Rock Creek Park, the Shirlington dog park, the Arboretum, and various local state parks and beaches.

Throughout all these adventures, we'll send you frequent photos of your pup and let you know how he's doing. We will also keep him supplied with a steady stream of organic homemade treats, which Caitlin makes every few days because she's a crazy dog lady.

Finally, while we never anticipate this happening, we have been doing this long enough that we know what to do if anything goes wrong or if your dog isn't feeling well. We have a vet on-call, in case of emergency, and ask that you leave us your vet's contact information as well. In the past, we have dealt with mishaps ranging from a puppy who arrived with chronic diarrhea to a boxer with severe seasonal and food allergies. (Have you ever tried to give a boxer eye drops? Trust us, we can handle anything.)
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets

Jason R.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jason's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
18 Reviews
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Jason, Caitlin, and resident pup Dory are amazing 5-star hosts for a pup on Vacay. They live in an apartment in the 16th street height neighborhood that includes a small private dog park right out front. Jason and Caitlin love taking pups out on adventures or just around town-- and every time, they make sure to send pics and updates back home!

Jason and Caitlin have been watching pups for two years but both grew up with dogs and are great dog handlers. Dory is also well socialized and gets along great with anyone, both canine and human.

On a personal note, we left our dog Ringo with Jason, Caitlin, and Dory and they all became instant friends. We got plenty of pictures of Ringo and Dory out and about, and Ringo came back tired but very happy and satisfied. The perfect stay!

We highly recommend Jason, Caitlin, and Dory as DogVacay hosts!
Jason was great. He was very communicative, and Arlo clearly had a great time playing with Dory and Jason's other canine guest - Paul. He slept the entire next day because he was so exhausted from all the fun!
Super easy and fantastic! Jackson was sad to leave. 100% will book with Jason again!
They were great! I got updates throughout the weekend and Champ came back a happy pup. Definitely plan on rebooking with Jason.
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