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Spencer M.
San Diego, CA 92103
47 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Spencer's Resident Pets

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
6 yr 8 mo old
Hippa Armadillopig
Chinese Crested
3 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Spencer's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Spencer

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a Navy Veteran from northern Nevada currently attending nursing school and watching doggies part-time. Your pet will not only have a great time, but will be welcomed as a member of our family. My pups enjoy evening walks and play time throughout the day. Your pup will never be left outside unattended, in which case I prefer inside type doggies only. I currently live in an apartment so I prefer dogs that are used to the apartment lifestyle. I only watch dogs on the days that I am not in school or in clinical so please check my calendar. On the days that I am home with the pups we will take lots of beach trips, park trips and walks. I can accommodate all size dogs as well as special needs. I am experienced in administering medication as well as basic training and commands. I'm a runner so if your pet needs to run so do I!

Let me know if you have any special requests and we will work together to make your travels and your pet's stay the very best!

Spencer Rae

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Spencer M.
San Diego, CA 92103
47 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 10, 2016


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Spencer's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Spencer's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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47 Reviews
Spencer did a FANTASTIC job watching my little Mili. My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes so obviously I was very nervous to leave her with someone beside myself to administer her insulin 2x a day. Spencer has experience with this and was so reassuring. Mili was very well taken care of and I would definitely trust her with my girl again. Thank you, Spencer!!
Spencer was fantastic! She took excellent care of our pup. She is enthusiastic and has lot of energy to keep up with her charges. We will be calling on her again.
Spencer has watched my dog 2x now and Im very pleased with her service. She sends me photos of Maya to let me know what she is up to, makes sure she gets her medication, is timely and responsible about drop off/pick up times. Maya gets along well with her dogs and seems to have fun while Im gone!
Spencer was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. My pup is a bit nervous around other dogs, but she fit in fine. I felt good when Spencer sent me a pic of my pup with a smile and happy face while I was on vacation. She provided a comfortable stay and it was nice to see my happy dog when I returned.
My little guy loved his vacay with Spencer. He was so worn out from playing with Spartacus and Hippa that he slept most of the next day after we picked him up. Spencer was very responsive, flexible, and kept us up to date with pictures. I would highly recommend Spencer!
Spencer was was a great dog host. she made my normally timid dog feel right at home beside her two other dogs.
Spencer was really great at accommodating our last minute request. She took photos of our pup during his daycare and went out for walk. Thanks Spencer!
Felix loves staying with Spencer! We love not worrying about him :)
All things went very smoothly. Spencer was easy to communicate with and would recommend her!
Spencer is a great host. She truly cares about our dogs who have been with her on 3 different trips. She sends pictures and videos, and responds to all texts. I highly recommend her. Our dogs love her 2 dogs also. Very nice all around.
We have left our two dogs with Spencer many times now, and the dogs (and we) love her! She is truly a dog lover and we feel incredibly comfortable leaving our dogs in her capable hands. The dogs tails start wagging as soon as they realize they are going back to Spencer's house!
Spencer was flexible with drop off/pick up times, texted photos and loved my dogs. Thank you!
Spencer was sweet enough to take Benny at the last minute! Benny enjoyed staying and socializing with her other mellow pups. This was especially beneficial for Benny to keep him grounded and reminded that he is a dog, and not human! :)

Thank you Spencer for taking good care of our senior dog!

My wild little pup seemed to enjoy his stay. He was happy to see Spencer and enjoyed playing with her dogs. I was so nervous being that it was the first time leaving him but she reassured me and sent me pics and videos which calmed my nerves and made my day. It's fun to see how your dog interacts when you're not around. He immediately felt at home with Spemcer. I really appreciate her accepting the appointment so last minute.

I would and will use her services again and would definitely recommend.
Jake loves Spencer and her pups. My husband and I are so relieved that Jake is probably having a better time at Spencer's than he does at home! He has some quirky behaviors and she understands him!
First time with Spencer and Maggie had a great time! Very happy with "our" stay! Will be back for future visits! Loved the photos and video! Maggie made some new doggie friends!
My Lily loves Spencer and Spencer loves Lily. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much Spencer
This was my dogs second time staying with Spencer. When we dropped off the dogs, they were so excited to see her! And when we picked them up- they weren't too enthusiastic about leaving! What I really appreciated was Spencer's communication during their stay. I would get photos, video, and updates on their stay. I would definitely recommend Spencer!
Jake loves Spencer and her "crew". He stayed with Spencer after we had to say good-bye to his brother, and she was so understanding and wonderful with him. I love it when he stays with her. No worries at all!
Olive loved staying with Spencer! Spencer was very flexible considering we booked her last minute.
Spencer and Rob were great hosts for our little Felix. We received picture updates while we were away and were happy to learn he was treated as part of the family. They let him sleep where he wanted (the bed) and even offered to drop him off when we got back to town. Felix came back tail-wagging and then slept ALL day! No complaints whatsoever so we'll be back!
Our pooch was extra tired when he got home, a good sign. Spencer also sent us a number of pics/vids showing what a good time he was having. Will be using her service again.
Spencer did a great job watching our Chelsea, I'd recommend her and use her again!
A most excellent place for my active Min-Pin to stay when I go away and can't take him with me ! Spencer was really good with Hugo and was flexible for drop off and pick-up times. I'll be a repeat customer for sure.
Had a great experience dealing with Spencer! the second i stepped in to drop off my pup, i felt very comfortable leaving him there. Even tho my reservation was only for 1 day, Spencer communicated with me the entire day and sent me many pictures. Book with Ease!
Very amazing, it was my first time leaving my bulldog with someone & she absolutely loved it. Once we picked her up she smelled so good. Spencer had given buddah a bath. My bulldog slept for 2 days straight. I could definitely see she was in good hands
Spencer was PAWSOME! She kept me up to date and sent me cute pics & videos of my furbabies. Iko & Blondie got along well with her pups & Blondie enjoyed the large backyard. I felt totally comfortable leaving my babies with Spencer. If we ever need a DogVacay host in the San Diego area again, we'll definitely book her!
My dogs stay was awesome! He made quick friends with the resident dogs and even more with the humans! He became cuddle buddies with Rob and slept the night on his pillow. Spencer and Rob were awesome and I would recommend them to anyone. They were very flexible with drop off and pick up times as well and sent me lots of pictures!
Boarding my dog Cooper with Spencer was extremely easy. She was very responsive and treated my dog just like one of hers. I love that she had a couple other dogs in the apartment and that her apartment complex has a dog run.
Spencer was awesome! Our dogs loved their visit and I think my dog Joe and Spencer's dog Hippa are in a committed relationship :) I especially loved that Spencer sent me multiple pictures of my dogs throughout their visit. I will definitely be using Spencer again!
I overall was happy with my experience with Spencer and how she treated my 2 pups. I had them stay 1 night with her and throughout their short time with her they went on numerous walks and hikes during which I received some photos of my pups having fun. Of course, when you're away from your dogs, you want to know they're happy and having fun and I definitely felt like Spencer went out of her way to show that they certainly were, so I think she's great with them. The only concern I really had was when I was dropping them off I noticed that her space was pretty small and there was a communal yard behind her apartment and I wasn't totally sure how comfortable I'd be with the dogs running around out there. But I could tell Spencer saw my concern and that's why she got them out of the house frequently and took good care of them. Overall a good experience.
Spencer was an amazing host to Lola! She was super flexible and put me at ease by sending photo updates. Lola had so much fun and came home happy and tired! I highly recommend Spencer:)
Amazing!! Will definitely use Spencer again when I go out of town!
Spencer took care of my two doggies over Thanksgiving. Ozzie obviously had a good time and Phoebe (my old girl) was well taken care of. Spencer is a sweetheart, kept me up to date on how the dogs were doing, and obviously loves dogs. I highly recommend her.
Highly recommend Spencer as a pup host. She took great care of Kai. Kai enjoyed tons of playtime with other dogs and I enjoyed photo updates. Love when my dog comes home happy and tired :)
Spencer was super flexible, allowing me to book a last minute stay for my 2 dogs at a very reasonable half-day rate! She sent me a couple of pictures (including one of her walking my pups around her neighborhood!). She responds to messages and texts super fast and seems like a reliable, trustworthy person :)
Spencer was awesome with Jake. It was a difficult time because she was originally going to care for our 2 dogs, but a few days before our reservation, we had to say good-bye to our beloved yellow lab, Jax. Spencer had met both dogs at our Meet and Greet and was ready to meet Jax's medical needs. As it turned out, Jake was alone, and she and her pups welcomed a grieving Jake and provided him with an outpouring of love. Jake looks forward to staying with Spencer again. And.....the wonderful DogVacay team sent us a beautiful bouquet of flowers in Jax's honor. Thanks!!!!! What an amazing team!
Excellent host and boarding experience!!! Very flexible and lots of puppy play time, I would highly recommend!
Maddie was a happy pup. It was easy to get her in and out.
Great experience.
Very helpful and responsible
DogVacay is such a great alternative to other boarding situations. I love that my dog got people interaction like she does at home. I can tell that Spencer wore her out with fun because she slept like a rock for two days after I picked her up. I'm so glad I found Spencer and Spartacus, my dog would love to stay with them again!
Mai Lin had a blast! I love getting a tired puppy back...she has literally been sleeping all day! She can't wait to go back in a few days!
I recommend Spencer for all doggy parents that want their puppies and doggies in good care. She was very flexible, attentive, and responded quickly to all my correspondences. I had to book last minute, and Spencer was very understanding and totally accommodating to our needs. She sent pictures of my via text messaging of Carlynn enjoying her doggy vacay! I enjoyed the picture she sent of our "Car Car" playing with her pooches Sparticus and Hippa (which are friendly, lovely pooches :-) ). Carlynn came home a very happy, well-behaved puppy, and I was very happy as well. Five stars! Thank you Spencer!
Spencer and Rob are so easy going and loving towards my puppy Krissy. They are very flexible and are just good people. Krissy was exhausted after her stay....which is a wonderful thing! Highly recommend and will use again.
spencer and her dogs did an amazing job. great experience for my dogs.
Super Awesome Experience!! My puppy was very well cared for by awesome people. I will definitely use them next time I am in San Diego!!! Thank you so much for taking care of our Puppy.
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