Doug's Dog Care UWS by Riverside Pk

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Douglas F.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Douglas's Apartment

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

About Douglas

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
No one adores dogs more I do! And dogs adore me, too. I've been a "dog person" since I was a child.

For 15 wonderful years, my family and I had an adorable Westie girl named Cricket, who was a fixture in my neighborhood. Thanks to her, I've become a fixture as well.

I work from home, which means I'll be with your dog most of the day. I live only one block from one of Manhattan's best dog runs, near 72 St in Riverside Park. Your dog will get at least three walks a day, plenty of exercise and opportunities for socialization.

Your dog's happiness, health and safety are my number one priority. He or she will receive my undivided attention. I will care for two dogs from the same owner. Day rate is per dog. Special quotes for owners with two dogs.

Please note: Overnight rate is for a 24-hour period. If the dog owner leaves the dog with me past 24 hours, an additional fee will apply. Also, additional fee for untrained or non-housebroken puppies.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Douglas F.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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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Phone Interviewed
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Douglas's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Daycare At Douglas's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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20 Reviews
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Doug is one of us die-hard UWS artistic types, who also like many of us, is crazy about dogs. He is new to DogVacay but it was clear meeting and talking with him that he would take the absolute best care of your pups. He lives in a well-maintained building just around the corner from the dog park at the southern end of Riverside Park, so your dogs would get plenty of off-leash exercise if desired by their owners. He's home most of the time and would give your pets plenty of attention. Highly recommended.
DOUG like dogs and dogs like him.
Douglas was a great dog sitter and Tulip loved him. He sent me many pictures of Tulip while she was with him. I'll use him again. John
Douglas was so kind and so accommodating to our schedule. And our little furball was immediately at ease around him. I got pictures and text messages while we were away that let me know how things were going. I really couldn't have asked for more.
When we met for our meet-and-greet, Doug reminded me that we had actually met once before. Bomber and I were walking south; he and his Westie, Cricket, were walking north. Sadly, Cricket has since passed away. I could tell from the photos Doug sent that Bomber was very much at home with him and glad Bomber could give him some Westie love and merriment.
Doug was a great companion for my Harvey while I was out of town. I'm very grateful. It makes such a difference knowing that Harvey is in a friendly and happy setting with great attention and company.
Doug was very attentive and obviously dog friendly. He kept me updated to how Gandalf was adjusting with text and pictures. Gandalf had a fine time and was well cared for. I will no issues leaving him with Doug in the future.
Great stay! Thank you so much!!
My dog had a great stay and highly recommend boarding your dog and Douglas.
Doug was awesome with my dear Missy! She stayed with Doug for a weekend while I attended a wedding. He lives extremely close to the 72nd street dog park, allowing him to take her there several times a day. Missy was ecstatic to see me when I picked her up, but still made sure to give Doug lots of hugs and kisses before leaving his place. She even ran right to him for more hugs and kisses when we saw him at the dog park the following day! I will definitely use Doug again anytime I go out of town...I wholeheartedly recommend him!
Doug is a great host for a puppy...he made my very needy rescue Woody feel so much at home, that Woody didn't want to leave. Doug is flexible..and very sensitive to what a dog needs..even taking Woody out for a late night ball throwing session!
Lula had a great time with Douglas. Thanks!
Douglas was super easy to get in touch with, and very nice and excited to see Boone. They went to the park, and Boone seemed tired, which is almost an impossible task.
Douglas is the best! This was our first time using DogVacay, and we could not have been happier. He took care of our 7 month old puppy as if he were his own dog - sending us updates and pictures of the fun they were having. It was such a relief to know that our puppy was in a happy and safe home. I would highly recommend Douglas!
We left our dog with Doug while we were away for a six day trip. She had a great time, came back very cheerful and healthy. It's clear that Doug really likes dogs and gives them the attention and love they crave. We will definitely use him again next time we go away.
There's no one like Doug when it comes to looking after your dog! He was flexible and accommodating with arrangements and kept in touch while we were away. Gracie came home happy and even got excited when we ran into Doug in the dog park a few days later! I would definitely use Doug again and recommend him to friends and family.
Shak had a blast!!
Our 15 year old italian greyhound felt very comfortable with Doug. Doug was great with giving him all his medicines and he came back happy. Definitely recommend him.
Doug is the best! We took Mookie to Doug's for daycare for a week, and are grateful to him for his help on such short notice. Doug made us feel very much at ease by sending us lots of updates and pics during the day so we weren't left wondering how Mookie was doing. It was evident from the start that Doug has a great affinity for dogs, and Mookie is a huge fan of his... she even gave him a kiss after the first day!
Douglas was great! He was a perfect host kept us updated with what was going on with pictures of what Kira and him were up to. He was also very accommodating with some last minute change of plans. I would definitely use Douglas again, it was a pleasure.
Douglas did an amazing job with India. He sent us daily updates while we were traveling out of the country, and made rice for her when she developed some GI issues. He sent us pictures from her trips to the dog park. We would absolutely recommend him and plan to use his services the next time we travel. A++++
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