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Darryl & Hillary J.

44 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
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Pet Requirements

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

Darryl & Hillary's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
4 yr 9 mo old

Darryl & Hillary's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Darryl & Hillary

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello + welcome to East Bay Dog Stay!

We are Hillary and Darryl, a friendly, responsible, dog-loving couple living in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Whether you need a vacation getaway, a weekend away, an overnight stay, or single day, we’d love to take care of your pooch!

Dogs are family and we understand that it can be hard to leave them, even for a day. We are dedicated to making sure your dog is always comfortable and happy. We have a bright, spacious apartment and a medium-size yard where your pup can roam around and take in some sunshine with our sweet German shepherd, Diego. We’re happy to customize your dog’s stay based on his or her needs, temperament, age, and energy level. We can take your dog for hikes in the hills, play time at the dog park, neighborhood walks, or low-key time at home with some good belly rubs. Rest assured, your dog will get plenty of exercise and attention. During your dog’s stay, Darryl and I will provide you updates and photos via text and/or email. All we need you to do is provide his or her bed/crate, food, poop bags, and treats and leave the rest to us!

***We require a meet-n-greet for any dog we have not hosted before. The meeting must take place prior to the first day of care.

***Please note that we cannot schedule bookings more than three (3) months in advance.

***Please note we live in a second floor unit and there is a staircase leading up into our apartment. We do not recommended this for dogs with mobility problems.

We can’t wait to meet you and your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Darryl & Hillary J.

44 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 12, 2017


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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
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darryl & Hillary's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Darryl & Hillary's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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44 Reviews
Darryl and Hillary have been so willing to provide my dog with the care tat ask of them. They picked her up and brought my dog to their home, what service!! They are friendly, kind and my dog comes home and rests well from her adventures with the host's dog, who is also super friendly. Thank you again for the invaluable service, I will be back!!

- Dog Owner in Oakland
This was such a wonderful experience. The hosts were super accommodating as I needed pick up and drop off and they were able to do both. My dog was well taken care of and it was great for her to be with another dog she got along with so well. I really appreciated this service and I will bring my dog to Darryl and Hillary again!
Sydney, my mixed breed" mini lab" stayed with Hillary and Darryl for a trial one day, to see how she would do in their home and with their Shepard Diego. I hoped to be able to have her stay with them for an extended time in February.
Hillary reassured me that they were very dog savvy and loved having new dogs in the home.
I was so happy to hear that she blended in well
and even snuggled on the couch with them in the evening.
Hillary is so responsive by text and email- she sent pictures to reassure me that things were going well. Sydney was happy and exhausted when I picked her up. So happy to have options for Sydney care...
Hillary is really the best!
These two are pros. Available when you need them, sent photos of our pup so we knew he was having a good time. They took him to a park on Sunday to wear him out for us. They're great!
Harriet really enjoyed her stay with Darryl and Hillary. It was only two nights but she came home completely wiped out. I don't think she wanted to leave. We would highly recommend them.
Darryl and Hillary were great! Our dog can be a handful but they were able to watch her with no major incidences. Drop-off and pick-up were easy, and they were courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend them.
the best. Chula absolutely LOVES going to Hillary & Darryl's house for a true vacation with good-guy buddy Diego. Excellent hosts, very accommodating, very knowledgeable about dogs, and we are 100% certain Chula is getting the best possible care. highly recommend.
Hillary and Darryl are simply the best. So flexible with drop off and pick up times, communicative and personable. And total dog people. Our pup, Braxton is very sensitive and timid but he instantly felt comfortable around Hillary. They're extremely attentive and totally understand how much we love our dog. They noted dynamics of our dog with other dogs as well as allergy problems. They send daily updates with cute photos and share small anecdotes from their time with him. It makes the time away from our dog possible and we feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful home for him.
As usual, Bella had a great time with Darryl & Hillary, particularly with Diego. They took great care of her and she was so excited just to get to their place. She'll be back!
Captain America loooooved his stay with Hillary, Darryl, and Diego. I'm not entirely sure he wanted to come home!

I was so thrilled to get pretty much daily updates and pictures -- I've had a number of DogVacay experiences where we always had to ask for any pictures and/or updates so it was amazing to have updates show up unprompted.

Hillary and Darryl were incredibly organized, warm, friendly, and responsive. Since it was our first time staying with them, we filled out a questionnaire that covered a lot of the key items about Captain's shots, feeding/walking/elimination schedule, reaction to dogs/pets, emergency contacts etc. Hillary gave me a great rundown of their typical schedule during our meet-and-greet, and Diego was such a sweetheart, letting our snoopy dog wander around the lot and sniff everywhere without getting disgruntled at all.

I wouldn't hesitate to book another vacay with Hillary and Darryl again.
Darryl and Hillary are awesome, and our dog Bob loved staying there. :) highly recommended
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Darryl, Hillary, and their dog Diego. Diego is very good natured. He brought out the best in our dog!
Awesome sitters. Highly recommended.
Darryl & Hillary are absolutely the best. We have used them multiple times and always go to them first when we need some to watch Hatch.
Hillary took good care of Beau and made sure he got exercise even when it was rainy outside! Beau and Diego became good friends!
Darryl and Hillary and Diego are the best! My dog has stayed with them 3 times now and from the beginning I felt very comfortable leaving her with them. Now she is wagging her tail when we get to their door, and happy when I come to pick her up. I am so glad we found Darryl and Hillary through Dog Vacay, and highly recommend them!
This was Sansa's second stay with Darryl and Hillary. She had a fantastic time with them and Diego. I would highly recommend them.
Our dogs stay with Darryl and Hillary was great (yep, they told us so)! We were hesitate about leaving our dogs for two weeks while we were out of the country but hey, it was time for a vacation. We usually leave them in a kennel (one week max) but our youngest pup tends to stop eating. Well, both dogs ate well, so much so that they ran out of food (thanks Hillary for going out of your way to get more). I think our youngest pup is a bit sad, probably missing Diego. We were texted with reports and pics. Our hosts gave extra care to our aging arthritic pup. Thanks Darryl and Hillary for taking such great care of Bianca and Britney. You guys rock!
Bob always comes back exhausted and happy after being with Diego, Darryl and Hilary.
Darryl and Hillary were wonderful pet sitters. They were very organized and sent pictures and updates frequently. Our dog Bella came home happy and tired after playing with Diego over the weekend. She looked to be well taken care of. Would highly recommend!
We had reservations about leaving Phoenix with anyone - new she's sweet but a very high energy dog who has some fear issues (not aggression but nervousness.) She did GREAT with Hillary and Darryl. She came home exhausted and happy from her romps with them. They sent pictures regularly to let us know how she was doing which I loved getting. And they were super responsive to all questions and request. It's such a good feeling to know we can go away and leave Phoenix with people -- and not have to worry! Phoenix will definitely be going back to her new home away from home.
It was a pleasure for me as well as Liela ! She came back happy, tired. I had a wonderful time away without a moment's worry. Liela was happy to see Hillary again ( after meet & greet) and separated happily ! I had confidence that my dog would be well taken care of, exercised, and happy.
Hillary was informative, punctual, reassuring, and warm. I would definitely ask her to take care of Liela again !!
Hillary, Darryl and Diego (their dog) were awesome! Hillary was quick and responsive to my initial email and took great care of our two dogs, Maddie and Max, for two weeks while we were on vacation. This is the longest time that we've left the dogs with someone other than family. Max and Maddie are usually stand-offish with larger dogs but they warmed up to Diego quickly. Diego was gracious enough to share his bed with Max. We received daily updates and pictures. Hillary was very attentive and when she noticed that Max was scratching more than he should've been and saw that he was pink in his ears and belly, she called us right away to get permission to take Max to our vet. She was great with following up with us after Max's appointment of what the outcome was, administering his necessary medications and going over the DogVacay insurance policies. She eased our nervousness and concerns and handled Max's situation with aplomb. We won't hesitate to book more stays with them next time the need arises!
This was Zeus' second staycation and he had a wonderful time! He can't wait to come back!
Darryl and Hillary are awesome. It's hard for us to leave our pup, but Darryl and Hillary are great about sending frequent updates and pictures, so we know she is doing well. We've used them multiple times, and will continue to do so.
Yet another amazing and special stay Chula had with Darryl, Hillary, & Diego! She came home exhausted and happy ;)
We cannot say enough great things about D & H: they are super attentive and responsive, great communication, and go the extra mile (Chula got a rash and needed medicine...). C has come home well and healthy. We feel SO lucky to have this DV Host for Chula when we need them. Highly recommended!
Hillary and Darryl made it easy for pick up and drop off and were able to work with my schedule. Zeus had a blast and was happy and exhausted when I brought him home. Zeus is excited to go back!
Hillary, Darryl and Diego were a great help on a recent week long trip out of town. Walked me through DogVacay as I was a new user and even took Dakota to the beach. Very thankful to have found them - highly recommend!
Hillary and Darryl are super friendly, responsive, and take great care of our dog Juno. Our dog really loves hanging out with them, their dog, and whoever else is boarding there. We would love to take her back there any day!
Darryl & Hilary (and Diego) were wonderful! Inky had a great time and came home happily exhausted. Easy drop off/pick up and I appreciated the updates while we were gone. Thank you!
Sansa had a great weekend with Diego, Hillary, and Darryl! She immediately made herself at home, and I felt at ease leaving her in their care. I appreciate that they took the time to send regular picture and text updates. They were amazing dog sitters. I would absolutely recommend them for others.
Petal had a lovely long weekend with Darryl and Hillary. They really helped out last-minute when my previous arrangements fell through. Thanks a bunch!
I felt 100% secure leaving our beloved Jetson with this sweet pair and Diego their dog. The gave genuine care and attention to our 2 year old 15 lbs poodle terrier mix and not only send daily photos and updates but were very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. Would absolutely use them again!
Hillary and Darryl were great. Our two dogs are very different with their needs and Hillary and Darryl were able to get them the exercise they needed and lots of personal attention. They sent pictures throughout the weekend and were flexible with pick up and drop off times. We will definitely use them again!
Hillary and Darryl are beyond great. My dog loves them and I now I don't have to worry about her when I go away. I'm so happy to have found people I can trust. Thanks, Darryl and Hillary!
Super easy to pick up and drop off. Nice couple - glad they were available to watch Hero!
Darryl, Hillary, and Diego are AweSuM! We left town at last minute and we're new to the neighborhood. Darryl and Hillary were very accommodating and sent us pics of our dog Vader throughout the week. Great to know he felt right at home w/ them. We came home to a very happy and tired pup. Thanks!
I will now be a repeat guest. Such a great experience working with Hillary and Darryl. Thanks guys!
Leaving Norma J is never easy, but Hillary made this past week very comfortable for us! Walking into Hillary and Darryl's home, it's evident that while this is a happy place for the dogs,there's no chaos here and the people are in charge- this is hugely reassuring. Their yard is closed in and just the perfect size for "relief" trips, but for real exercise Hillary and Darryl take your pups to the park for a real run. Norma came home looking happy and healthy. THE BEST.
We can tell Chula had the BEST vacation ever; she came home content and exhausted! She litterally crashed for hours as soon as she came home.

Both Daryl & Hillary are awesome to work with- responsive and detailed in getting Chula's particulars from us, sent frequent updates/photos, and spoiled Chula rotten! We are thrilled to have found them, and will mos def request their services again. (Thank you SO much!!)
Layla was happy and exhausted when I picked her up. I couldn't have asked for better. This is an environment that's well prepared, accommodating, and overall just a great experience. I'm glad to have found them.
Darryl & Hillary are wonderful dog sitters. This was Daisy's second stay with them and I feel very satisfied in the care they provide her. We receive regular updates on their activities and outings.
Hillary and Darryl were perfect hosts! Our dogs got along great, and they were very communicative and thoroughly professional about the whole experience. We heartily recommend them to other dog lovers.
Darryl & Hillary are clearly responsible, conscientious and kind people, so I knew my dog would be in good hands. They sent me a text update along with a picture of my dog who clearly had his "I'm having so much fun" face on. I'll be using Darryl & Hillary again for sure!
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