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Ben & Lourdes G.

92 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day 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 Vaccinated

Ben & Lourdes's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
4 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
1 yr 7 mo old

Ben & Lourdes's House

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

About Ben & Lourdes

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and welcome to Duchess's Pawhouse in Bakersfield!

My wife and I have been caring for dogs for over 18 years, we love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, so long as they can hang out with our resident pups, Vincent & Erza.

Our home has a pawtastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes daliy walks around our neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. We do offer last minute bookings as long as their is meet-n-greet prior to make sure all the pups get along first.

We are also able to supervise your pups 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a pup-mergency.

Ask about availability!

Accommodations might be available even if the calendar shows full booking, or unavailable.

We also offer:
- Pup Daycare
- Bathing
- Additional walks
- Care for elderly dogs.

Inquire within about these additional services!

Looking to board your pup for the holidays? We are available! We can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Ben & Lourdes G.

92 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ben & Lourdes's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ben & Lourdes's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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92 Reviews
We have used Ben & Lourdes before and will use them again and again.
Ben and Lourdes were great hosts! They were super accomodating for out last minute booking and kept in constant contact. Look forward to using them again.
Simply the Best!!!!
Oh my gosh I cannot say enough good things about Ben and Lourdes! I feel so safe and secure that my precious babies are there with them while we are out of town. They send pictures of our dogs while we were gone to keep us updated. I love them sooo much! I would never leave my dogs with anyone else! Thank you sooo much Ben and Lourdes.

Ben and Lourdes are GREAT!! First time using pet sitters and our experience was outstanding. We highly recommend Ben and Lourdes to anyone. Will for sure use them again!!
This was the first time we have had to leave our pup so was a bit concerned. However, no worries Ben & Lourdes were great with our Twyla. They are very caring and loving with pets. We so enjoyed all the pictures sent and updates on how our Twyla was doing. We would definitely leave our pup there again.
Thank you Ben & Lourdes for the care our Abby received while at her DogVacay with you! Making new friends with your pups, Erza & Vincent, made her visit fun & enjoyable! All the daily updates & pictures of Abby's time there were very appreciated! Thanks so much, Lourdes!!!
Oh, and the "Report Card" of how Abby did was a great treat to find in her bag! That is a perfect way to know how she acted & responded during her visit.
We were very pleased with Ben and Lourdes. We appreciated the daily pictorial updates showing the daily walks and Max playing in the backyard. We certainly plan on using them in the future. Tom and Lourdes (yes, there are two of them.)
My husband and I was really happy with how Ben and Lourde care for our dogs. When we first brought our dogs in, they quickly got along with their dogs and started playing. I love how they keep updating us with photos throughout the day. I like how they have business card and have grade card for how our dogs were doing. We definitely will have them care for our dogs again in the future!
My 4 dogs had their first daycare visit at Ben and Lourdes Pawhouse this week. Everything went really well! I left my dogs for about 5 hours as a trial experience before they have their first overnight visit. The first thing I noticed is that their house is well set up for pet sitting. The dogs are welcome to lounge on the furniture in the main living area. There is an interior fence inside the front door so dogs cannot escape when the door opens. Fresh water is available and treats are offered with owner permission. The outdoor area is a fenced, grassy backyard. Everything was clean and safe for the dogs.

While I was away, Lourdes sent me several photos of my dogs exploring the backyard, lounging on the couch and getting belly rubs. I was so impressed and grateful for their thoughtfulness in doing this. When I picked them up, my fur kids were excited to see me, but no one seemed upset or scared. Ben told me that my boy dog, Rayo, spent a good part of his time there sitting on Ben''s lap. Ruby and Sage had no problem warming up to the humans either and enjoyed cuddling on the couch. My 14 year old Havanese female who is very attached to me did not warm up as quickly, but I think she will adjust at her next visit since Ben and Lourdes are so attentive to the dogs. It was obvious to me that Ben and Lourdes are true dog lovers and they love what they do. I feel very confident that my dogs were well cared for in their home. Thank you, Ben and Lourdes!
Ben and Lourdes made Bogey part of their family. Very easy to make a reservation. They were very accommodating. We had to change days and it was no problem.
Gypsy had a great time as always! She is very comfortable and at home when staying with Ben, Lourdes, and their dogs.
My pups had such an amazing DogVacay! They were so tired from all the playtime they just slept for hours. Ben & Lourdes are amazing hosts and really do love what they do and take exceptional care of their guests. Thanks!
Ben and Lourdes are awesome! My work schedule is super crazy and they have worked with me the entire time. I was hesitant about leaving my Dog with anyone because she's only ever been with me or my family but they have been so great with her. I love the daily updates and pictures. I would definitely recommend Ben and Lourdes to anyone that needs a Dog sitter. Thumbs up for sure!
Ben and Lourdes are amazing. They are very accommodating to our needs and always keep us updated daily during our dog's stays. Our dog always looks forward to his stays at Ben and Lourdes; he gets super excited whenever we start packing his overnight bag.
It was with confidence that we left our Beagle Sammee with Lourdes and Ben this time. I love the updates and pics provided that give us peace of mind that Sammee is doing fine.
Ben & Lourdes put our mind at ease when we have to leave our pup behind. They are wonderful to communicate with, prompt, have amazing customer service, and best of all love on our pup like he is there own. Hands down best experience ever when we leave our GSD with them.
We think Duchess Pawhouse are the best sitters ever!
Ben and Lourdes are wonderful hosts. My poodle Mitzi loves playing with their dogs.
Our #1 trusted pet sitter! Chloe & Sadie had a great time. We are always comfortable leaving our pups with Ben & Lourdes. Our pups come home happy always :)
Thank you for being so amazing. We love that Shadow is so happy while we are away.
We never take our dog anywhere but here. Ben & Lourdes are seriously the best and take such good care of our pup.
Going out of town is never a question any more. Duchess Pawhouse loves our fur baby just as much as we do. He comes home just as happy as when we dropped him off.
Our dog gets so excited every time we turn into their neighborhood. It is so comforting leaving him with people he loves just as much as ourselves.
There is no one we trust more than Duchess Pawhouse!
Both Ben and Lourdes were wonderful. I found a stray puppy (which I named Sadie) and needed a place to keep Sadie until I was able to place her. I had Sadie spaded and the day after her proceedure I took her to Ben and Lourdes house. They were not only very loving people, they also gave Sadie her perscribe medication from the vet. These people are the real deal. I would highly recommend Ben and Lourdes to all Dog owners.
Ben and Lourdes have taken care of Sparky four times now and we are extremely happy with their care! I was really nervous leaving Sparky the first time, I have a bit of separation anxiety ;) Now, although I still miss him terribly, we trust them completely. Ben and Lourdes are very good about sending us updates and pics of our Sparks routinely. He gets along great with their dogs. They take him on walks, have a great backyard with grass and shade for him to play, and he gets cuddle time too. Thank you guys for treating him like he's your family!
This was our first time using DogVacay and we really picked a great host. Lourdes and Ben went above and beyond by sending us daily picture updates which showed our Penelope as happy as she could be every day. She had a great time and we could tell. She came home happy and knowing that she was well cared for and loved made our vacation that much better. Not only do we recommend Lourdes and Ben - we won't go anywhere else again!
This was our first time leaving our precious Salem with anyone! Ben and Lourdes were amazing! They sent pictures of Salem every day letting us know how he was doing! I felt so relaxed on my vacation knowing Salem was happy :-)
We needed to find a place where our beloved Beagle, Sammee, could be comfortable while we enjoyed vacation. I came across DogVacay and saw a couple who had glowing reviews and who also lived very close to us.
Sammee had lost his companion Beagle buddy in May of 2015. He was OK being left with his buddy, but when she passed, he became very anxious and nervous when left alone for any length of time. We tried boarding at the Vet but he came home to us so nervous and skinny I knew I had to find another solution.
We did the meet and greet with Ben and Lourdes and cutie Vincent. Sammee was not too nice to Vincent and my heart kind of sank. But as we spoke with Ben and Lourdes they knew how to handle him if he became too much of a handful and after that first meeting I knew Sammee would be in good hands.
Ben and Lourdes were good enough to accompany Sammee and my husband on two more walks and we were confident as we left him he would be fine, but hoped he would not be too much trouble to Ben and Lourdes and their pups.
I can't tell you how happy I was as every update given Sammee was becoming more and more comfortable with Ben, Lourdes, Vincent and even the puppy Erza. He was making himself at home, getting belly rubs, exploring with Vincent, getting affection from Ben and Lourdes and eating and drinking normally. He loved the walks he received every day also. I loved the pics and captions given during his stay and have never felt so at ease about him while away.
We are so thankful for Ben & Lourdes! They treat our Lab so well and he's so excited to see them each time we drop him off for a stay. Thanks guys you're awesome!
We love Duchess Pawhouse!
Smokey stayed with Ben and Lourdes for almost 3 weeks while we went on our honeymoon. We got constant updates and photos of his stay so we didnt have to worry. I am totally satified with his stay and would certainly use them again. Thank you so much for taking care of our baby!
We love them!
We started using Ben and Lourdes last year and our toy poodle absolutely loves them and their pet Vincent. They take amazing care of "sparky" and sends us daily pictures and updates. Sparky acts like he is home and looks forward to going to their home. He gets so excited when we drive up which makes us very happy, comfortable and secure that sparky will be care for. I would highly and without reservation recommend using Ben and Lourdes to care for your pet and the Pet Vacay process is very easy and convenient
We always love Ben & Lourdes. Shadow gets so excited when we enter their neighborhood.
Best dog sitters out there! We love Duchess Pawhouse!!!!
Ben&Lourdes are excellent. They were really rapid to answer to my email and were really nice answering my multiple questions. I had a terrible experience in the past were I let my puppy with some ¨friends¨and they let my pup drown in swimming pool after only 6 hours of being there!!!. I got a new puppy, but I became really anxious about letting him with somebody else. Well the time to let him alone came in New Years. Family came out of the country and needed to let my dog for 2 days. I reviewed close to 10 different places. Some were sold out but others had terrible reviews. After I check Ben&Lourdes, I felt confident to give it a try. When I was able to contact them and meet them, I knew my dog would do just great. They were very attentive, nice and were great sending me photos and updates. They decrease my anxiety during my trip. Bamboo was happy when I went to picked him up and I felt so relieve!!! They really love dogs and would recommend B&L to anybody who wants a nice place for your dogs. !!!! ah... and the price is excellent!!! Thank you Ben&Lourdes!!!! Bamboo love you guys
We absolutely loved Ben & Lourdes. They far exceeded our expectations with caring for our German Shepherd. The daily updates were amazing and Shadow was always playing and having a good time. They communicated perfectly with us over everything! We highly recommend using Duchess Pawhouse and look forward to the next time we go out of town. Thank you Ben & Lourdes for your love for our Shadow!
Great and caring dog lovers!! I loved the updates, they were very accommodating, and genuinely seemed to care. I definitely trust them to watch our fur children again in the future :-)
Gypsy usually stays at a boarding facility that provides playtime. They book up fast for the holidays so when we decided to go away for Thanksgiving her usual place was booked. I was a bit nervous about leaving her someplace new but Ben and Lourdes were great. The meet and greet helped put my mind at ease. I loved getting the updates with pictures. I could see she was relaxed and enjoying herself. I have cancelled her reservation for Christmas at the usual boarding facility and will be rebooking with Ben and Lourdes.
My dog Mitzi always beats me to Ben and Lourdes' door when I take her for boarding. They are awesome hosts.
We use their services every time we go out of town. I hope they are always available and we never have to take our dogs anywhere else. They take such great care of them, update us with pictures, and take care of any special needs for our dogs. They are really great.
Best experience ever! We used to hate traveling because we couldn't go anywhere without our pup, always worried about him, but Ben and Lourdes soothed all our worries and concerns. The really take into consideration all of our pups needs. All the updates and pics they send throughout the day are helpful to reassure us that our fur babie is in good hands. We will definitely continue to take our Dopey to Ben and Lourdes.
First of all, the reservation process was very easy. The meet and greet allayed a lot of our concerns- would Sparky and Vincent get along? What was the backyard like? Where would Sparky sleep? Etc. Ben and Lourdes were very accommodating with our travel schedule. Sparky spent 11 days with them. We could tell he was well taken care of. We enjoyed the regular updates and pics Lourdes provided via email while we were away. This was Sparkys first time away from us, so we were very nervous, and they took exceptional care of our Sparks. We would use their services in the future with no hesitation.
They are caring and attentive! my 3 pups felt at home and were happy and healthy when I came to get them! Ben & Lourdes also send daily picture updates and keep a log of eating habits, these are honest and loving owners...Rock On!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lourdes & Ben. Every aspect of it was Excellent. I would have to go above a 10 to rate them. They sent me picture of the fun she was having with their little dog. My dog was having such a great time, I'm sure she didn't miss home at all. It was so comforting to know how nice they were and committed to my dog. Their home was very pet friendly and they had a very nice fenced in back yard. I would recommend them to anyone anytime.
Trixie had a wonderful time. She is looking forward to her next visit.
We first met Ben and Lourdes during a Meet and Greet. They were very accommodating on a short notice. Ben met Lacey (our pup) and I outside with their own pup, Vincent. This gave our pups a safe neutral zone to become acquainted. Next we met Lourdes and went to the backyard, then proceed to go inside the home. This sequence put us at ease immediately. Ben and Lourdes were very aware of dog behavior and coached us through the Meet and Greet. They provided us with a $5.00 coupon for our first vacay. Thank you!!

Our pup's first vacay was the next day for 24 hours. Lourdes provided numerous text messages with photos, again putting our minds at ease. Lacey received excellent care and TLC, which she loves. We received a "Report Card" upon leaving which provided us with even more info on the stay. Thank you for the coupon for our next visit too!

They have a small, well managed home and yard for dog guests and are very professional. They provided me with their business card and met our needs in every way. So glad to have found Ben and Lourdes.
This is 3rd time I took my three furkids to the same place .. That's Ben & Lourdes G!!!

She texted me twice a day with the pics and updated how they were doing. I gave them the exactly instruction that they need to follow the furkids's daily they usually do daily. It seemed that 3 furkids were doing very well and not confusing between daddy and the pet sitter with a different rules.

When I drove on the highway went home from out of town and I started to feel sleepy. I texted them that I need a break from a long driving and they did not want me to rush and pick up the furkids. They told me to take time and be safe. They wanted to make sure I drive safely and very thoughtful!!

They have so cute dog stuff inside the house, very comfy and provided the dogs entertainment. I definitely will contact them again!!!

Thank you Ben and Lourdes G!!!

Oh by the way, I will be out of town next Saturday/Sunday 9/26 - 9/27 for business so can you send me the email to reserve on that weekends :-)
Ben & Lourdes are the BEST! Jack and Tioga have stayed with Ben & Lourdes several times and I have never been happier with care they provide while I'm away!
As always Bella was looked after as well as was expected. Thanks Ben and Lourdes for loving our girl!!!
Ben and Lourdes are great hosts for our Bella.
We are moving out of state to NC and will sincerely miss these guys. They are loved by our Bella and she can't wait to get into their home when we arrive to drop her off. Wish we could take them both to NC to continue their care of Bella!! :).

If you want excellent care, concern for your pets health and diet while your pet is boarding, you need to go no further! Love the email photos as well.
Ben and Lourdes have watched our puppy on several occasions on visits ranging from 2 to 8 nights. They always keep us updated with photos and give us a report card. Our dog gets excited to see them. I know our dog is safe and happy when she's with Ben and Lourdes. They are also very professional and accommodating. I really can't imagine a better place to leave a dog.
Ben & Lourdes are amazing! Our favorite dog sitters for sure. Charlie feels at home and we feel 100% safe and satisfied leaving our precious pup in their care. Super friendly and pleasant. If you are looking for a dog sitter, don't hesitate to book with Duchess's Pawhouse! ??
I am so happy to have found Ben and Lourdes! They are the Best Pet Sitters ever! They sent me pictures and notes letting me know how my boys were doing while I was out of town! I will definitely have them watch my boys on my next out of town trip! Thank you so much Ben and Lourdes!
You know your dog is in great hands when they feel right at home from the moment they walk in the house. Ginger had a great time with Ben & Lourdes, but sadly, she didn't miss us one bit..makes me sad,but glad that she is very well taken care of in their comfy & very clean house!
Another great stay with Ben and Lourdes. They were very accommodating despite my difficult schedule this past weekend. I'm sure our Maxx can't wait to be back.
As always Ben and Lourdes are the greatest!! Our Bella always tries to break her leash to get into their home when we arrive to drop her off. Can't recommend them more highly. Love the photos they always send us when Bella is out for her daily walks. Thanks guys. Terry and Jeanette
I'm a man of few words. I'm the proud owner of a female Doberman Pinscher and a male Pit Bull. They both are very dangerous-ly loveable and loved by the first-timers as well as people that we know, too.

Ben and Lourdes met my dogs for the very first time. They gladly accepted to watch them while we went out of town for 4 days.

While we were out of town, B&L kept us posted by texting and sending pictures to us that they were all fine. That's GREAT!

The day we returned home, we went to pick up the dogs. When I walked into the house, both my dogs acted if they still lived in that house until they realized I was there to pick them up and they ran into me. In my opinion, it seem that they were well taken care of as if they always lived there happily.

Great job B&L!!!!!!!! Thank you!

They are the people I trust to leave my dogs with while my wife and I go on trips, rather than leaving them at the kennel/boarders where they are caged or confined most of the time. At B&L, your dogs are pampered as well as mine were, too.

BTW, B&L, both Ivan and Sophia barked "Hi"!
Even though we live on the opposite side of town, we love to take Maxx to stay with Ben and Lourdes. The neighborhood is nice, house is clean (both inside and outside) and we receive plenty of photo updates. They are also very accommodating and make sure we feel comfortable leaving our Maxx with them.
This was Mitzi's 4th stay at Ben and Lourdes' home. She comes back very happy every time!
Once again Ollie came home very happy and well cared for, and worn out!!! He had a lot of doggie friends to hang out with!!! Ollie will stay with Ben and Lourdes again!!!
Every thing seemed to go really well. My dogs were in great shape and super happy to see daddy show up to take them home. Ben is a super nice guy and that helped put my mind at ease.
Ben & Lourdes did a wonderful job at taking care of our dog Chloe! They sent us a picture of her while we were away & provided us with a report card of how well she did. Chloe came home just as happy as we left her. We will definitely be using Ben & Lourdes again in the future!!
Ollie had the pleasure of staying with Ben and Lourdes while I had my long weekend home. He was very well cared for and happy when I came to get him. Getting pictures from them throughout my time away was awesome. We miss our fur babies when we are away from them, and knowing they are in good hands makes it easier. I will use them again!
Ben and Lourdes FAR exceeded our expectations. We did a meet and greet and they were professional, open, and friendly. We left our 9 week old puppy with them and they were awesome. We even received photos and a report card of our puppy having a wonderful time. We had a couple last minute scheduling changes (on our end) and Ben and Lourdes were understanding and accomodating. I highly recommend them and I really can't think of any way it could have been better.
I find that Ben and Lourdes are nice people, have experienced and knowledge about terrier dogs. They showed me their house to make sure I feel comfortable leaving my dogs to stay there overnight. I find it pretty comfortable and neat backyard for dogs to play around! No mud or left poop!

Thank you for keeping me updated with my fur kids while I was away and my fur kids seemed happy!

Thank you very much and I definitely will contact you again soon!
Ben and Lourdes are great! Penelope has stayed with them numerous times. Every time we show up Penelope jumps out of the car and runs to the front door. They are good about providing updates, and I can tell that Penelope is enjoying her time from the photos. They are super flexible on pick up/drop off and always provide a report card for her stay. They are my go-to when I need a place for my pup to stay for the weekend.
We love Ben & Lourdes! Our pup missed us but they kept him safe and protected!
Ben and Lourdes took excellent care of our puppy! I know he had tons of fun playing and running around their yard with their resident dog Vincent. They are true dog lovers who will spoil your dog with attention and love.
Great, very flexible with drop off times and pick up times, and my dogs loved staying with them! A great experience!
Ben and Lourdes were unbelievably accommodating to our dogs. They were extremely welcoming when we came to them last with our two american staffordshire terriers. They took our dogs for walks, had them playing with balls and frisbees. Also, they sent us text updates with pictures throughout the day and a report card at the end summarizing the stay! They made our time away more enjoyable by relieving the stress we had from finding someone to watch our hyper dogs. We will absolutely be trusting them with our dogs to them in the future!
My dog was a rescue and I was VERY concerned leaving him in a normal Kennel, as he has only been with me 8 months. I chose Ben after meeting him and his dog. He told me my dog and his dog would have the run of his home and would be treated the same,, which they were. It was an incredible experience to leave my dog with Ben. When I went to pick up my dog, after my trip, it took a couple of minutes for him to come to the front door. I could hear them playing ball in the backyard and he didn't want to quit - figures. I was extremely happy how my dog was treatedy and care for while in Ben's care. I have already discussed having my dog watched again in a little more than a month. This time I will be able to relax. I know my dog will be extremely well cared for and treated just like one of their own. I am extremely pleased and would and have recommended Ben to my friends and family members already. I couldn't be happier. Thanks Ben.
Ben & Lourdes were fantastic dog sitters! They were very understanding and caring towards my elderly dog who has anxiety issues and a bad hip. Lourdes let him lay on the couch with her while they watched TV and I was sent pictures of my dog both days they took care of him. He was never put in a cage, they let him roam their house freely and go outside when he needed to go. I will certainly reserve time with them again when I return to Bakersfield. Thank you Ben & Lourdes!!! You allowed me to focus on work knowing Bob was well cared for.
As always Ben and Lourdes took very good care of Roscoe and Rosie allowing me to have a worry free weekend.
Ben and Lourdes were a really great find for us!

Our Bella had a problem shortly after we left for the east coast on a 10 day vacation. Ben called us and left several messages until we were able to respond from an area where we had cell phone contact.

Their concern about caring for Bella (not to mention the clean ups) was outstanding to say the least.

The problem was with her vomiting recently consumed food and water. The cause is not clear but would appear to be associated with our change of her food just prior to departure or her recent administration of Trifexis for tick, flea, heart worm and internal worm prevention. We would strongly recommend you review this medication on the net prior to using on your pet. Bella has never had issues with any food we have given her in the past.

Once again thanks to Ben for a job well done on our behalf. We definitely recommend them as a Dog Vacay Host :)!!

Second time boarding with Ben and Lourdes. No complaints. Our pup loves to pal around with one of their dogs. He received loads of attention from this caring and dependable couple. Ben is very accomadating and takes his job seriously. Liked web updates/pics and report card.
My dog Mitzi had a great time with Ben. I think she really enjoyed playing with his pups.
Ben & Lourdes were great hosts. We knew our dog was in good hands with people like us who are dog lovers. Lots of attention given. Our dog came back without stress or depression. Nice big yard to romp around. Without hesitation, we booked another dog vacation with Ben 4 weeks from now.
We love taking our dog to Ben's place! He takes great care for our 13 year old boxer/pit mix! They always give us a full report and our dog gets along great with the host dog(s?) too! Would definitely recommend for your boarding or daycare needs!
Ben and his wife were excellent! My dog has separation anxiety issues as well as problems with her eyes so she needed eye drops every few hours so I needed someone to watch over her while I was at work. They were great and made Minnie comfortable! It's rare that Minnie would sleep when she's at a new place but she slept on her first day! I can't recommend them enough!
As new fur parents, we were apprehensive about leaving our fur baby with strangers. We had a lot of questions at our meet & greet and Ben & Lourdes were patient, super friendly and kind. They put as at ease right away with the way they interacted with Charlie and welcomed her. We felt immediate relief knowing that Charlie would be in good hands while we were working out of town.
We received the cutest photos of Charlie having a great time with her new furry friends and we could tell that Ben & Lourdes were taking wonderful care of her.
Drop off and pickup were a breeze and Ben & Lourdes are wonderful with communication. We get responses right away which are greatly appreciated.
We highly recommend Duchess's Pawhouse! :D
Captain is always excited to see lourdes and ben when I drop him off. They take good care of captain and I don't have to worry when I go out of town.
Ben and his wife were great with our dog. He stayed two nights and three days. The host dog was easy for my dog to get along with. He gave a thorough report on my dog's stay. We will use them again if we have the need!
Ben and Lourdes have cared for our dog Bella for 8 days recently during our vacation trip. When we got her back today she was so happy and looked so well taken care of during our absence. We have used "Duchess's Pawhouse" three times so far and are so happy we found them here in Bakersfield California. Thank you Ben and Lourdes! Terry
Captain stayed with Ben and lourdes for the second time this past weekend. He enjoyed the stay and I loved the report card!!
Ben and Lourdes are very caring hosts. They went out of their way to make certain that all of Roscoe and Rosie's needs were met. I am looking forward to leaving the kids with them again.
Ben and Lourdes once again cared for Bella during our three day trip out of town. We found Bella to be happy and contented when we picked her up at Ben's home. We recommend these folks to anyone seeking doggy care in the Bakersfield area.
Ben and Lourdes were everything we wished for when seeking a two night stay over while we were busy with visiting friends. Ben forwarded pictures to us of Bella during her vacay that were really appreciated by us. They are a friendly and caring couple who really love dogs, they have two friendly dogs of their own. We would recommend them as dog carers to anyone who needs a host.
Terry Barker
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