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Sylvia + Ethan H.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
201 Reviews
134 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Sylvia + Ethan's Resident Pets

Priya Holtzman
Chihuahua
Female
3 yr 5 mo old
Flaco Holtzman
Chihuahua
Male
3 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Sylvia + Ethan's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Sylvia + Ethan

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We provide the comfort and care of a loving, experienced home with plenty of playtime activities and outdoorsy fun like hiking the local parks and exploring the neighborhood.

My name's Sylvia. My husband, Ethan, and I are creative freelancers who work from home--he is a musician who records in Los Angeles, while I'm a freelance writer and English tutor.

We rescued two stray pups--a sister and brother--who we found huddled in the middle of a busy intersection and have been in love ever since. Prior to that, we grew up with family dogs and my husband once had a few years experience under his belt as a professional dog walker in Malibu.

Our property is flanked by shady bamboo and brilliant bougainvilleas for those pups who enjoy basking in the dappled shade outdoors.

Among other amenities, we provide our pups filtered water and freshly grown wheat grass. Inside our dog resting room, they can enjoy vaulted ceilings with big windows for adequate ventilation, cool concrete floors and extra bedding/pillows for the overnighters (although it's advisable that you bring your own to introduce familiar smells.) Prior to their stay, we do require that the pups have their flea meds and shots up-to-date.

In addition, we take our dogs on neighborhood strolls. We regularly frequent the newly renovated Echo Park Lake. Hike the dog-friendly paths of Elysian Park, Duke Majian park, Griffith Park and frequent the Silverlake reservoir--all within vicinity of our home.

LIST OF SERVICES:
- Overnight boarding ($40/night)*
- Daycare service ($30/day-up to 10 hrs)*
- Extended daycare ($35/day-over 10hrs)
- Bathing Sessions ($15 for toy+small breeds / $20 for medium+large breeds)

*For major holidays, rates for overnighters and daycare sessions are $5 more due to heavy demands of the season. They include:

Fourth of July (1 day on Jul 4th)
Halloween (1 day on Oct 31st)
Thanksgiving (4 days from Nov 24th to 27th)
Christmas + New Years combined (10 days from Dec 23rd to Jan 1st)

-Next day pick-up for overnighter boarding is usually gratis; however if the time extends past 1pm then we will charge the regular daycare rate and you have the flexibility of picking your pup up until 6pm. Or an extended daycare rate will be added if pickup is past 6pm.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Sylvia + Ethan H.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
201 Reviews
134 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sylvia + Ethan's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Sylvia + Ethan's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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201 Reviews
Great experience! highly recommend!!! Our dog wouldn't eat and they went out of their way to make sure they did. Thank you so much Sylvia and Ethan!!!
We love Echo Bark! This is the first daycare and overnight stay for Nikko (8 yo) ever, so naturally we were both very nervous about our first experience. I met Sylvia through a meet-and-greet first to make sure I was comfortable with environment and the other dogs. She's very knowledgeable about dogs and knows the personality and little quirks of all the dogs that stay with her. While I was out of town for 2 nights, Sylvia sent me texts and videos to let me know how he's doing, which made me felt more at ease while he's in her care. Will definitely come back for their services again!
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Sylvia and Ethan were so great!! They kept my yorkie, Cali, who isn't the most welcoming pup with other dogs since she's been an only dog for 6 years. However, she got along well with the I the pups of the household gang although she was still shy. But I got daily updates about how she was doing with pictures and videos! This was our first experience with Cali staying somewhere besides a friend's place and we will definitely be returning customers!!
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My husband has been away this week on set and we recently lost Lana's companion animal, so I wanted to send her to a daycare during the day so she wouldn't be stuck home alone. Echo Bark is such a terrific alternative to your run-of-the-mill dog daycares. Lana has been so pampered by Ethan and Sylvia's TLC. It is so nice to be able to rest assured that she's with the sweet little woof pack and two such kind and wonderful people instead of standing at the window and barking at home while I'm at work (and instead of being in an empty white room with a bunch of hyperactive dogs). I think she spends half the day in Ethan's lap and she she has been coming home so happy and tired. I'm so thankful!
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My dog loved her vacay! Sylvia and Ethan were great. Sent lots of photos and gave my dog some extra treats when she wouldn't eat her own food. Highly recommend.
I scheduled a greet and meet with Sylvia on the day prior to my needed dog-sitting day. Sylvia was very accommodating on the short notice which for me was an automatic three stars. I have two pups and both accompanied me for the meet with Sylvia. I dropped off the pups the next day and was very thankful for the daily video and pic updates.

As a mother of two grown children I find it is no different with my pups in terms of day care for them. One of my pups has a heart condition for which medication is taken and having a safe and calm place is paramount without large dogs as the same pup has arthritis problems.

I like it that the house sits up with three gates that must be bypassed to access the top level which is were the pups are kept in a Southwestern back yard.

When I arrived to drop off the pups; Ethan took the pups in, and as I had not met Ethan it took me aback for a minute because my pups had not met Ethan also and were hesitant to go with him, but they did. The pups are handed off at the 1st gate and entry is not allowed so the pack does not become disruptive as they will. On pick-up the pups are brought down to the parent at the original pick-up point.

Over all is was what I was looking for. I will use Sylvia and Ethan's "Echo Bark- doggy Vaycay" again and do likewise recommend them.

Lisa
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Love Sylvia and Ethan. Wouldn't trust anybody else to watch my pup. My only complaint is that my dog loves staying with them so much that he's a little bummed to come home.
Thank you Sylvia and Ethan for the great stay! Bandit loved it and you guys were so great with him! THANKS AGAIN!!
Howling good times!!
Most happy!
Dog diggity!
Great sniffs, 5 barks!!
No bones about it, the best!
All tails wagging!
Are there 6 stars?
The greatest!
Wooftacular!
Two paws up!
5 stars!
The greatest!
The best!
This was the first time we have ever had to leave our dog on an extended vacation, so needless to say we were kind of nervous. Luckily for us and our chihuahua, Sylvia and Ethan were phenomenal! They were incredibly loving and accommodating. We received daily updates and pictures for the entire two weeks we were gone. I couldn't recommend them more!
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There aren't enough words to describe how lovely Sylvia and Ethan are. I've had several dog sitters and none have come even close to the "dogfather" and "dogmother". I've never seen my little Lucy so happy and loved. S & E are such a special pair.
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Our puppy Winnie means the world to us. I looked at some of the bigger dog day cares in the area and went away knowing it wasn't even an option for us. From our first meeting with Slyvia and Ethan we knew we had found something truly special. Winnie has flourished in the short few weeks she's been visiting them. More social and happy then we've ever seen her. So many new friends! Plus they send video updates all day, and really take care of her in a way that my wife and I have been amazed by. Before, I couldn't imagine ever finding a place where I'd feel comfortable leaving her. Now I can't imagine ever leaving her anywhere else.
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Too good to be true!
Too good to be true!
Too good to be true!
Our dog appears to have had a wonderful vacation at Sylvia's and Ethan's. We got several updates almost everyday. We look forward to using them again.
Sylvia & Ethan took such good care of our Frank! We felt completely at ease leaving our newly adopted pup for a weekend with these guys. Frank had a great time. He played all day with the other dogs that were being watched and ate very well - Sylvia and Ethan added a homemade broth to Franks food and sent a sweet video of him chowing down on it. We will definitely bring Frankie back to hang with these guys sometime soon!
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Sylvia and Ethan were fantastic! They were wonderful with our pup. They sent photos and videos every day, and we could see our little guy was having a blast in their care. They took wonderful care of our dog. I can't wait to use them again. And I know our pup is excited for another visit!
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Sylvia and Ethan were so helpful and courteous. They took the extra time to meet with us before hand to make sure Ollie was a good fit with the other dogs and so that I could see where he would be staying. I could tell right away that Ollie was going to be safe and happy with them while were away on vacation.

The best part was that they sent us photos and videos through the day. It was obvious Ollie was having a ton of fun at Sylvia and Ethan's house. My wife and I really enjoyed getting the little updates throughout our vacation. It was really reassuring to see him so happy and playing. We will certainly be using them again in the future. A sincere thank you to Sylvia and Ethan for looking after our little dog!
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Sylvia and Ethan were such amazing host's to our little girl Bijou! She is a spunky little frenchie and I could tell she had the best time with them. This trip was the longest we ever had to leave without her so I was a little worried but she had so much fun she didn't seem to mind we were gone at all! The daily picture and video updates Sylvia and Ethan sent eased my separation anxiety (I had and Bijou had none!). I can tell they truly love the dogs they care for and make sure they are happy and healthy at all times. I would highly recommend Sylvia and Ethan and we will definitely bring Bijou back again in the future. I cannot thank them enough! :)
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Sylvia and Ethan were just as described in the reviews here. They are so friendly and true dog lovers. I brought Penelope to go meet them and there dogs and within a few minutes I knew they were perfect for the 10 days we were gone to leave our baby with!

They were very accommodating, their house is perfect for dogs with a completely fenced in backyard with tons of space for the dogs to run around as well as a nice indoor air-conditioned space for them to relax as well!

What was even better was the photos and videos they would send of Penelope having so much fun with her new friends! Was fantastic to see her having fun while we were away and missing her! We would 100% recommend using them and will 100% be back to use them again next time we go out of town again!
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Sylvia & Ethan were awesome. A few things we appreciated the most were:

1. Like the other reviewers had mentioned, we received video/photo updates several times daily. 2. They were flexible with drop-off and pick-up times.
3. The mix of dogs they watch are all great--friendly and playful so your dogs come home tired and satisfied.
4. I'm not quite sure what that they did but they completely won our dogs over. Usually, when we pick our dogs up from a kennel they act as though they're recovering from some type of emotional trauma. Not after their stay with Sylvia & Ethan! I'm fairly certain that we missed our dogs more than they missed us.

Many thanks to them, they will be our go-to doggie sitters from now on.
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Sylvia and Ethan were great! They watched our dog Willow while we went on a last minute trip to Catalina. Sylvia and Ethan sent us photos and videos of Willow playing while we were gone which made the experience much more comfortable. We would definitely recommend and use again. Thanks guys!
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Awesome!
My sweet dog was VERY well taken care of by Sylvia and Ethan at Echo Bark! I know this because I received daily videos, pictures and updates of my puppy happily playing with other dogs while I was gone. When I picked her up she was clearly content, healthy and happy. I will be taking her back every time I'm out of town, and for daycare too!
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This was the first time using Dog Vacay, and Eric and Sylvia were so accommodating and responsive--from setting up a Meet & Greet to extending our reservation. Echo Bark is spacious (both inside and outside) and pet-centric. Would definitely use again!
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My dog tends to be a bit anxious about new situations, and in the past when I have collected him, he comes back frantic with significant weight loss. When I picked him up from Sylvia and Ethan, he was completely calm, plump, and very happy. They provided me with excellent daily updates and progress reports, took him on fun walks, and probably fed him better than he has ever eaten in his life! What a wonderful experience!
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Sylvia and Ethan are the best! I was so extremely happy to have my dogs stay with them. It was such a pleasure for us all. I am also thankful to know I have someone in the neighborhood to watch after my pups with such love and attention when I am out of town. I highly recommend Sylvia and Ethan!
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Sylvia and Ethan are AWESOME!!! I don't use capital letters very much so the fact that I did should mean something. I felt very assured that my pup Laslo was well cared for and safe. Plus he got walked and had fun with the pack of pups that were there. I received pictures and videos of him having fun while I was away...... and maybe the best part of this experience is that I have met two super great people that I hope to hang out with again. If you want a safe and well looked after place for your pup, you can do no better than Echo Bark
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We moved to the Silverlake area about three months ago and needed to find a new babysitter for our little one year old puppy Preston. I went on a few meet and greets and new Sylvia and Ethan were perfect as soon as I met them. They have such a love and passion for dogs, I knew my little man was going to be well taken care of. They also have an amazing backyard which is a huge playground for our dog. He's stayed there 4 times already and every time he comes back happy but so tired. I also appreciate how Sylvia keeps us updated with pictures and videos of our puppy playing. We will definitely keep coming back.
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great as always! will be back!
Perfect surrogate parents to our timid fur baby. Sylvia and Ethan kept us up-to-date with videos and photos and treated our dog like one of the family. Felt very comfortable leaving her and will definitely be back. Thanks!
Ethan and Sylvia are such wonderful hosts to my dog, Ivy. They understands her so well and shows affection for her. She loves going to stay with them! This time, when I was dropping her off, as soon as she saw Ethan, she was rolling over and giving a moan of pleasure! Which I have never heard of! Lol! This is how much she loves them.

This time, we were so late to pick her up due to heavy traffic from our trip. But they were so flexible and understanding that they let us pick her up, despite it was way after their cut-off time for pick up. Thank you so much for making exception.

They really are wonderful.
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Phenomenal dog vacay team! They make Molasses feel right at home.
Early always has a great time at EchoBark! Sylvia and Ethan are the best. We look forward to Early's next vacay with them.
Sylvia and Ethan were the best! They welcomed our dog into their "woof pack" with open arms, sent loads of photo updates throughout the day, and informed when our dog joined the "clean plates" club. They are the coolest and we are so glad to have found them! I highly recommend them.
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Another great stay with Sylvia and Ethan. They take good care of Dexter and keep me updated with videos!
Sylvia and Ethan are always incredible.

Our little Shiba Inu is (as are most Shiba's) a willful little brat that we love dearly.

She is also a runner.

Given these factors, we never feel comfortable leaving her with friends or family when we leave town, as getting the call saying "Your dog got out when we left the door open for a second." and knowing she is not going to come when called is not something we want to us (or anyone else) to go through.

So, the fact that Echo Bark is completely secure, and also that both Sylvia and Ethan play close and loving attention to their charges is a weight off of our shoulders when we go out of town.

The daily video's and text updates are another added balm, making our vacation even more fun by knowing our girl is enjoying hers.

I would recommend Echo Bark to anyone looking for piece of mind while they're out of town.
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Sylvia & Ethan take excellent care of our dog every time he stays with them. They are great about sending photo/video updates and are kind and easy people to communicate with. Can't recommend any higher.
They are the best. We always take them to Sylvia and Ethan's knowing our dogs will be in good hands. They send the cutest videos to reassure our pups are having a great time. ...And we know they had an amazing time by the amount they sleep when they get back home! :)
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I can't say enough good things about Sylvia and Ethan and how they cared for our little guy while we were away. Like many other reviewers, we have a very timid 5lb chihuahua mix and he had never spent more than a night away from us. They took special care to introduce him slowly and give him downtime (even in their bed) so he could acclimate. We received daily photos and videos of him playing, eating or just taking a nap with them. He seemed to really enjoy it and came back thoroughly worn out from all the play. They went over the top and even gave him a complimentary bath before we picked him up. We will definitely continue to book with them and highly recommend them. Thanks so much for making our little prince feel at home and helping with his socialization with the rest of the pack!
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I'm very happy with Dexter's fun-filled stay at Sylvia and Ethan's. They sent me a bunch of photo updates and my normally shy dog really seemed to be enjoying himself. Daily walks, customized attention to feeding and medicine, and a well enclosed house meant peace of mind for me as well.
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They are EXCEPTIONAL at everything they do for our furry babies!! Lot's of updates (photos + videos) .. We were out for a long trip and couldn't be happier with the way things went with Echo Bark :)
As always, the best! My dogs are rescues and are very wary with people and dogs. They absolutely adore Sylvia & Ethan and run right up to them when we arrive. It's so sweet! I never have to worry and know they are always getting cared for and loved. And they always send video and photo updates! Can't say enough good things.
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Sylvia and Ethan just rock. As usual, they have gone above and beyond in taking care of my little guy and making sure my time away from him goes as smoothly as possible. Plus, he has such great fun at their house - making new friends, hiking, playing, taking naps. It truly is like summer camp for him. I can't imagine this past year - full of planned and unexpected travel - without being able to rely on S+E. They really are the best.
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a lot of changes and strangeness for our pup was made a lot easier by being able to spend that time with you over quite a few bookings - he loves his time at Echo Bark and we feel completely safe and happy leaving him with you, thanks guys
thanks for taking in Charlie while we were moving and I was stuck in the hospital :) - he love staying with you guys!
thanks for the quick accommodation guys - great as always
thanks guys, a last minute accommodation during a medical emergency (for me) much appreciated - great as always :) - Charlie just loves staying with you, it's so comforting knowing he has fun meeting other pups and sending time with them
they are our regular sitters and S&E are always wonderful with Charlie our Frenchie :)
Great, as always. My dog Noodle comes home happy and tired. Love the videos and pics they send too!
Great first vacay with Sylvia and Ethan at Echo Bark! Our dog is a runner, so it always makes me nervous having her stay with friends while we're out of town. It was great finding a place that was:

- Walking distance from us.
- Well priced
- Had dealt with Shiba Inu's before
- Had a play area that was behind two gates (And a third when the dogs are in the house)

On top of that, they also sent us video's of Indiana's play time, and were highly communicative.

Can't wait to bring her back!
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Pepper always looks forward to coming here! Great communication and care for her! Thank you!
They're the best!
Sylvia was super attentive from the meet and greet to Floyd's actual stay with her and Ethan. We wanted to give them a try after seeing other renegade shibas on their page and they exceeded our expectations!!
Sylvia and Ethan were great with Wylie and Ghost. I met with them initially with my dogs before I left for my trip. During this initial meet up, they answered all of my questions and my dogs had the chance to see and interact with their wolf pack. I had a few concerns about Wylie, my 2 year old Shiba Inu, since he is a notorious escape artist but they both reassured me that they keep a vigilant eye on all of the dogs they take care of and their backyard is double-fenced in. They also took care of Ghost, who is a 1 year old Alaskan Klee Kai. Ghost has a tendency to be a handful since he is still a puppy but both Sylvia and Ethan said that he was on a good behavior. I also loved the fact that they sent me daily pictures and videos of the puppies while I was on vacation. It reassured that the dogs were having a good time and were happy. I would definitely recommend everyone to Sylvia and Ethan! They really a pros at taking care of a wolf pack! Thanks again!
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Our pup absolutely LOVES coming here! He runs up to the gate as soon as we park and plays nonstop the whole time. We really appreciate the care Sylvia and Ethan put into looking after him--and the cute pics and videos!
Pepper never looks back when I drop her off with Sylvia and Ethan. Always excited to be with the woof pack. They are great with Pep. Gave her extra attention and applied medication when needed. Thank you!!
What kind and responsible people! Zuzu spent 2 nights and a day in their home and had a great time. She can't wait to go back :)
Sylvia + Ethan are phenomenal doggy hosts! We used to take our beloved Early girl to a boarding facility but can't bear to do that now that we have found Sylvia and Ethan. They send photos and videos so we know she is having the best time. Thank you S + E!
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Bonkers had a blast! Thanks for taking such great care of her. Looking forward to future stays.
Sylvia & Ethan were so great! My Stella has a careful diet and needs insulin injections twice a day. They were conscientious about handling her special needs and at keeping me updated with photos and videos while I was away. It was very reassuring to know that Stella was not only healthy, but also having a great time!
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We feel really lucky to have met Sylvia and Ethan. They are great with our pup Berkeley and would gladly recommend them.
We have a very nervous dog, who doesn't really know she is a dog, lives in the house and has my husband home all day with her. Oh and did I say she is spoiled. We were worried when we went on a 2 week vacation, what she was going to do. But Sylvia and Ethan were very good with her, giving her hugs and interacting with her. You don't get that at a doggy hotel. We were sent PICS and videos, showing her progress and interacting with other dogs. It was a big relief. We would go back to Sylvia and Ethan in a heartbeat! Thanks to them we didn't feel so bad leaving her behind.
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We left our pup with Sylvia and Ethan again when we went out of town to visit family and couldn't be happier. We completely trust them and our dog absolutely loves going there. He gets plenty of playtime and has been resting since we got back.
So happy to have found Sylvia and Ethan! It's clear that they truly love their "woof pack" doggie boarders. While we were away, they sent us creative photos and videos (our pup eating, running in slo-mo, frolicking with other dogs) to let us know she was being well cared for. Highly recommended.
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Look no further!!! These guys are the BEST. My dog came back from a week with Sylvia and Ethan so happy! She seemed disappointed to come home almost. Haha. They gave me updates with great pics and videos of my dog having a blast playing and going on walks. They have a great space and my dog couldn't have been happier! Thanks guys! I'll be coming back to you for sure:)
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We absolutely love Sylvia and Ethan and always know our pups in great hands whenever we "have" to go out of town! I would take Toby and Bea everywhere with me if I could, but knowing that Sylvia and Ethan are watching them always makes me feel okay to leave town! :)
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Such great hosts once again, thanks guys
Sylvia and Ethan are the best! We are so happy to have this option now vs. the kennel we previously boarded our dog. We recommend Echo Bark highly. 5 Stars - PAWSOME!
Sylvia and Ethan were awesome! I got so many pictures and videos throughout my dog's stay, and in every one she looked so happy and like she was having the most fun ever. Noodle will definitely be staying with them again, and I've already recommended them to friends.
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Our dog loves staying with Sylvia and Ethan!!
Sylvia and Ethan are great. We highly recommend them. We now live in Austin, TX but if we were still in L.A., we wouldn't trust anyone else but Sylvia and Ethan with our boys. They are the best.
Our dog loves to stay with Sylvia and Ethan! They take great care of her and send us lots of photos and videos which I appreciate. Would recommend them to any dog owner.
My dog loves it here!
Sylvia and Ethan are a godsend! Our dog has visited many times before but they made themselves "on call" for the birth of our human child. They were very accomodating for the 5am labor call and kept our furry girl until we were home from the hospital (4 days). I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have found such great people to care for our first child.
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Sylvia and Ethan are wonderful! There are warm fun people who will truly care about your dog while you are off adventuring or working. I moved to to LA recently and had some terrible dog sitting experinces before I found Sylvia and Ethan. Let me spare anyone else the trouble of looking further, these guys are tops :) My ornery 12 yo Jack Russell loves them, and came home after a week with them better behaved and more relaxed than he has ever been!
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IF I CAN ONLY GIVE THEM A TRILLION STARS!

Sylvia and Ethan have the most charming and suitable house for any dogs. They are loving, caring, and take your dog out for exercise like a 5 star doggie care resort.

My shiba is a little grumpy, and wasn't getting enough exercise, when we came back from our 5 days business trip, his hair was shinny and he looked so HAPPY.

Thank you Sylvia and Ethan!!! BEST BEST BEST BEST HOSTS EVVVVVER
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Awesome care-taking...our pup was so happy and well cared for. We felt very comfortable with Ethan and Sylvia!
Sylvia and Ethan not only took great care of our dog Charlie but they do so in such a professional caring manner. The space they have for the dogs in their yard is great and they have plenty to explore in a safe and secure environment. They provided us with great texts/pics and videos regularly and when we picked him up he was exhausted for days after all the play and fun he had with the resident pups and the other visitors. Highly recommended
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Bagel loves coming here for daycare and I am very at ease leaving her here while I am at work. She has a blast and is in very good hands with Sylvia and Ethan so big paws up from us!
I was nervous leaving my baby (new mom) but Sylvia and Ethan made me feel very confident during our meet and greet. I received several videos and photos that assured me that she was being well taken care of and having a blast with all of the other pups. I'm a happy customer and look forward to using them again.
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Pepper had a long stay with Ethan and Sylvia over the holidays. I knew I had nothing to worry about leaving her with them for such a long time from the previous stays shes had with them already. I couldn't be happier to with their care and hospitality for Pepper. They gave her a complimentary bath before I picked her up. Pepper misses them both terribly. Thank you so much!!
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Absolutely could not be more pleased with Sylvia and Ethan. Our little rescue chihuahua is a nervous girl, but she seemed to open right up with the help of her pals at Echo Bark. With all the videos and pics Sylvia sent us throughout our vacation, it was clear that Pliny could not have been in better hands!!
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They cared for Freckles like I would have. Keep me updated with photos making me very comfortable. They were very mindful of his diet and took great care. Our flight was ultimately canceled and we were able to get Freckles a little early. Super easy and Freckles had a great time!
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Pepper had another amazing stay with Sylvia and Ethan. Pepper gets excited every time I drop her off for her stay. The daily photos and videos have become something I look forward to receiving and it is such a great feeling to see that they are taking care of your pets with such great care. Thank you!!!
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Even though my boyfriend and I contacted them rather last-minute, Sylvia was able to accommodate us with a meet and greet as well as flexible drop-off/pick-up times. We LOVED how she would regularly text us photos and videos of our Ellie - I could tell by her tone of voice in the videos that she really loves and understands dogs, and by Ellie's face that she was relaxed and happy. She even gave her boiled kale with her food - something I've definitely never thought of but will try out now! My boyfriend said Ellie actually seemed a bit sad to leave all her new friends behind when he picked her up. Thanks again!!
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After several stays, our pups are still having an amazing time with Sylvia and Ethan! Sylvia sends us lots of photos and videos, which we love, and we always feel 100% safe and secure leaving our girls with them. Highly recommend them to anyone!
Sylvia and Ethan are awesome.

They live in a very secure place with multiple gates and they're super friendly, responsive, and accommodating.

They sent little videos and photos of Sadie (my dog) over the weekend so I could see that she was having a good time. She's a chihuahua who can be really shy so it was especially nice to know that she had a fun time with them.
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Sylvia & Ethan are awesome hosts; very professional. I loved the photos and video snippets they sent of my dog enjoying his stay with them and at play with other pups in their care. We will definitely be repeat-booking!
We were in LA for a convention and didn't want to leave our little guy at a kennel, or keep him trapped in a pet-friendly hotel, so we found Sylvia and Ethan which was a super experience!! The booking process was really easy, and Sylvia and Ethan were quick to respond to any emails and questions I had. Their yard is a great place for the dogs to play and roam about, and our little guy was happy to go on walks and play with the other dogs as seen on the video updates that Sylvia sent!

The many updates were a great surprise and fun bonus, and we will definitely be back, the next time we are in town! Our furry friends are in fabulous hands with S&E!
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Our 2.5 year old Goldendoodle, Margot, always comes home exhausted after all the fun and play she has at Sylvia and Ethan's. They have a great backyard area for the dogs to play and provide 24 hour care for the dogs they're watching. They're great about updates too. Whether it's a video of your dog hiking, eating, or just hanging out with other dogs, it's always nice to see what they're up to, and it puts your mind at ease. We've left Margot with Ethan and Sylvia twice now, and we'll definitely do it again. When she's there we know she's in good hands.
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Post the meet and greet I immediately knew my pug Niko would be well cared for. Ethan and Sylvia are so friendly, welcoming and make you feel right at home. They took Niko in on short notice and were very understanding of me running a little behind on picking him up. The daily fotos/videos was icing on the cake. Their interest in making sure you and your pup are comfortable and at ease while away from each other, really shows. I highly recommend them and will continue to have them care for my boy in the future.
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I'm so thankful I found Syliva & Ethan! I have 2 rescue Chihuahuas and 1 of them is very fearful and unsocialized. Sylvia & Ethan were completely open to my sharing the notes my dog trainer passed along for Rose and how to work with her. They have been incredibly patient and loving with both of my dogs - but it's incredible to see the progress they have made with Rose. On her most recent visit Rose not only socialized with some of the other dogs in the pack, but developed a crush on one of the dogs and followed him around everywhere. And Sylvia and Ethan are incredibly generous with texting photos and videos every day so I got to see this great leap in Rose's development. I can not even put into words how happy it made me to see my dog happily interacting with a new doggie friend. Additionally, a few weeks ago my other dog had surgery on his back leg and I had to go on a trip 10 days later. He was still in pain, on required bed rest and on medication. They agreed to take care of him while all this was going on and did an amazing job! My dogs are always happy when I pick them up and I can always tell that they had a great time. I always leave them there knowing that they are going to be loved and adored and well cared for. I have the utmost confidence in Sylvia and Ethan & completely recommend them for your little ones.
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We can't recommend Echo Bark enough! Sylvia and Ethan were the perfect hosts for our pup. They were incredibly professional, conscientious, experienced, warm, and caring. Their meet and greet was wonderful and very helpful. Our dog immediately loved them and their place and when we came back to drop him off he couldn't wait to get inside. We felt completely confident and comfortable leaving our dog with them for the week we were out of town, knowing he would be extremely well taken care of and our expectations were only exceeded. Our dog loved playing with the other dogs in the 'woof pack' and running around their yard and house and playing with lots of fun toys. They sent us regular video and message updates, which was so lovely and let us see that he was really enjoying playing, eating, going for walks, and settling in well. We are looking forward to going back to Echo Bark soon!
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Pepper had another great stay with Sylvia and Ethan. So happy with their services. The daily updates of Pepper with photos and videos were a joy to receive. Thank you again!!
Again, Pepper had an amazing stay with Sylvia and Ethan. They really know what they are doing. Pepper looked like she had a great time with them and was well cared for while I was away. Enjoyed receiving daily updates with photos and videos. Thank you so much for everything. I won't look anywhere else now if I am in need of someone to care for my Pepper while I am away.
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I am so happy to have found Sylvia + Ethan. They took excellent care of Pepper. Sylvia kept me updated constantly everyday that Pepper had stayed with them. I was at ease to see that they were taking such great care of her. She had lots of walks and play time with the other happy dogs. Thank you Sylvia so much for everything!! Pep sends her love too.
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This was our first time using Sylvia and Ethan in preparation for a 10 day vacation we took in August. We wanted to get to know them and feel comfortable leaving our puppy son with them for such a long period of time. They were amazing and we are so glad we met them. They are great! they send text messages and videos of our Romeo every day. They had no problem reaching out if they had a question which I very much appreciated. We will use them again for sure!!!
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I would like to start out by saying we are absolutely crazy pet parents. We are the kind of people that throw our dog birthday parties and have regular dates at the dog park. Needless to say, leaving him with someone else for 10 days was the source of a lot of anxiety and fear for months. I was more worried about leaving my dog than I was about anything that potential travel nightmares. We met Sylvia and Ethan and had our initial meet and greet a few months ago to prepare for our 10 day vacation. We wanted our Romeo to spend some time with them for a couple of overnights and some days so he would feel comfortable in their home, more like, so we would feel comfortable with them watching him. I know, we are crazy. We dropped him off on Saturday 8/16 with a 2 page typed up list of do's and don'ts called "the care and keeping of Romeo."- Sylvia and Ethan had no problem reading my list of insanity and really cared for him as if he was one of their own. We were out of the country so we had limited access to text messages and emails but once we were able to check our messages, we saw that they both sent us daily updates with videos and pictures of our little guy. They had no problem reassuring us that he was in good hands and getting lots of love. We are so happy and felt such a sense of relief that he was being loved and cared for like he was at home. They have a great place with an enclosed area for the dogs to play or lounge in the sun. It is the perfect little doggie haven. If you are thinking about booking with them, don't look any further, they are the best. We will definitely keep using them for doggie vacay and future vacations. Romeo loved being there and we loved the peace of mind that they provided to us while we were away. Thank you both for your fantastic service and for not making me feel like a total nut job with my list and questions and emails. You guys are the best! Romeo is looking forward to his next stay, in fact, I think he misses it there. :)
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Best doggie day care in LA hands down! Hope you too had a great summer! We miss LA and Jersey misses the both of you as well!
Thanks again for your wonderful service guys!
Both Sylvia and Ethan were amazing to both my pups. They were very flexible on pick up and drop off and made sure my dogs had everything they needed. They also, which to me was amazing, sent me videos of them playing, hanging around, interacting with other animals on an almost daily basis which I think they sensed I really appreciated. These guys a great find!
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Sylvia and Ethan are seriously good people who clearly love animals and it shows in the care they provide to the dogs in their charge. I can't imagine leaving my dog with anyone else when I am out of town. If you love your dog and want a place where you can leave him (or her) and feel confident he will be looked after with care and attention, look no further than Echo Bark!
They are genuinely friendly people with a cool space on the east side of town. If I could give them an extra star, I would.
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sylvia and Ethan. I immediately felt so comfortable and welcomed at our Meet-n-Greet, and then could not have asked for a better doggie care experience. I got the most adorable photos and videos throughout my dog's stay, and they were incredibly gracious when I ended up being over an hour late for pick up due to bad traffic. They've got a great indoor and outdoor space for the dogs to play and run around. I will definitely be asking them to take care of my dog whenever I have a long day or go out of town!
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Ethan and Sylvia were great. They sent videos and pics of our dogs playing and having fun. Cuzco and Maku seemed like they had a great time when we picked them up.
Our dogs had another great stay with Sylvia and Ethan! They are so nice to deal with, they gave us lots of pics and videos while we were away, they have flexible drop off and pick up times, and all for a great price. Love love love Echo Bark! :)
Sylvia and Ethan were great! This was my puppy Bagels first ever daycare and I felt right at ease with them. I am a petsitter and dogwalker myself so I could tell straight away that they were very knowledgeable and great with dogs. Bagel didn't want to leave so that says it all. Paws up from us!
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Sylvia and Ethan did a great job watching Edgar and Stanley while we went to Hawaii to get married! Everything went smoothly
I started using "Echo Bark" about a month ago for their daycare services. Right off the bat, I felt a comfortable, positive energy from both Sylvia & Ethan. They have a friendly and easy going, yet straightforward and professional nature.

Sylvia is very thorough and attentive to details, which is rare but much appreciated. Chilly took to Ethan right away upon our first meeting, which is also uncommon since he automatically gravitates toward females.

Sylvia & Ethan affectionately accepted Chilly as a new client even with his Terrier quirks and recent PTSD issues. Sylvia takes the time to get to know your dog and provides care and attention to make sure that everyone has the best possible experience.

Just picked up my dog after 10 days of boarding and I couldn't be more pleased. Good dog loving people who are great at what they do! Thank you Echo Bark for taking such good care of Chilly Willy! :)
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We boarded our dog Miles with Sylvia and Ethan over fourth of July weekend and we couldn't be happier with them! They sent us videos and photos of Miles out on walks and hanging with his fellow doggie vacayers. We really felt at ease that Miles was in good hands.
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Syliva and Ethan are the best! My dog can be a total diva at times and hard to handle. Since I used their services, I noticed that my dog has been better with other dogs, which is priceless. They are not pet trainers but have been given me a lot of useful advice based on their experience taking care of my dog. They are my first call. Thanks guys.
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Sylvia and Ethan were absolutely amazing! They were able to accept our last minute reservation for day care and even made extra accommodations to cater to our needs. They made the entire process so easy and completely worry free from beginning to end! My 1 year old terrier/poodle mix, Petey, had such a blast making new friends and being able to play with others.. I definitely felt guilty having to separate him from his new best friend he had made while he was there. I had Petey returned a few minutes ago, and he cried as Sylvia walked away :'( .

I would absolutely recommend Sylvia + Ethan over any other host on dog vacay. It is obvious that they know what they are doing, and you can sense their love and affection for all types of dogs. I had constant communication with them via text and I received the most adorable picture/video updates throughout the day. It was a pleasure having them watch my pup and we hope to schedule another stay sometime in the near future just for Petey's enjoyment!
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Sylvia + Ethan were absolutely wonderful. My dog Stella was a little shy, but she quickly warmed up to their welcoming home. It was the first time I've been apart from her for more than a night, and, being that she is a recently adopted rescue, I was a little nervous to leave her for 3 nights. My worries were quickly abated as they provided images & video of Stella doing really well and getting along with the other dogs. I'll definitely go to them in the future for Stella's daycare and overnights!
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I wanted to take my girlfriend out of town for her birthday, but question was, where do the dogs stay? We love our pug and boxer and definitely wanted to take them somewhere where we felt like we could get away without worrying too much about them.

Sylvia and Ethan were so sweet and made us feel instantly comfortable when we met them. They both know a lot about dogs. Their space is perfect, with tons of room for the dogs to play - both indoor and outdoor. Very dog friendly and secure.

They sent us pictures while we were gone that made us know that they were having a good time.

We are so happy we found them and are happy to know that we can go on vacation anytime now, knowing our dogs are in good hands!
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Best dog sitters you can find!!! We have 2 small chihuahuas, and like many others here, they have only been left with family or good friends to be babysat, while I/we went on vacation. The dogs stayed with Sylvia and Ethan on 4 different days, for daycare sitting, prior to us going on a week trip. Every time they watch the dogs, we get continued pictures and videos, keeping us updated on the dogs, which are great. We went on a week vacation, received videos everyday and were able to see how Happy our dogs were. When I dropped the dogs off, they ran up the steps into Ethan's arms. It was the very first time, going on a long trip, that I wasn't worried about the care that my dogs were going to get. And that was when they were left with family or good friends. I was relaxed about the dogs the entire trip.
Most importantly, the dogs always seem to be happy with going to daycare and after coming home after the trip, the dogs went right back into their routine. I have received attitude from my dogs in the past when I have come back from a vacation, but not this time, the 1st time ever!! Sylvia and Ethan will take good care of your dogs, and they are "dog people" as they have two small dogs of their own. Also, one of our dogs is on daily medication and both are on special, different diets and there were no problems at all. If you are looking for dog sitters, Look NO Further, you want Sylvia and Ethan to watch your dogs.
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Our little critters are repeat guests of Sylvia and Ethan's and each and every time they prove to be the absolute best at what they do! They are amazing with our pups and so great about making sure we are kept in the loop about how everyone is doing via videos, photos and text updates. Our pups love them and are walked, fed and worn out when it's "home time". Their outdoor puppy "compound" is GREAT for play time and is VERY secure for those nervous moms and dads with little "escape artists" on their hands. Our littlest pup, Shirley was known by her previous foster mom to be an escapee having escaped twice from her yard after thorough pup-proofing. Sylvia and Ethan's yard is a fortress and provides me with great confidence that our little "ex-escape artist" will in fact REMAIN an EX-escape artist!

HIGHLY recommend!
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Sylvia & Ethan took such good care of our Romeo! We used them once before, but this was our first overnight stay! We are hardly away from our baby, but when we are, we want someone to take care of him just as they would take care of their own dog. Romeo spent 3 overnights with Sylvia & Ethan! They took him on hikes and adventures and stayed in touch with us the entire weekend, sending us pictures and videos which gave us peace of mind knowing our boy was ok! We are crazy about our dog and probably drove them crazy with all of our questions and needs, but they were so nice and took time to answer any questions or concerns we had! :) Romeo even made a best friend named Lexy! :) Thank you Sylvia & Ethan for taking such good care of our boy!!!

J&M
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Sylvia and Ethan are awesome hosts! From beginning to end they have been on top of everything. They are quick to respond to reservation requests and got back to me in minutes to schedule our first "meet n greet." My dachshund tends to be very nervous when away from home but had a wonderful time. The socialization with other dogs ended up being great. She slept all day after her first dog vacay. Sylvia sent daily pictures and videos of our pooch. The service they provide could not be better! We are looking forward to our dog's next vacay with Sylvia and Ethan in just a few weeks.
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Sylvia and Ethan are great! We first did a meet and greet with our 2 dogs about 2 weeks before we were going to need boarding, which went really well so we booked their stay right away. Sylvia and Ethan are very kind, helpful, and flexible (with pick up / drop off times, etc). They asked all the necessary questions beforehand, they made sure that we were comfortable with everything, and they sent lots pictures and videos of the dogs while we were away. Couldn't have had a better first experience with Dog Vacay, and we'll definitely be taking our little ones there again the next time we have to go out of town!
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Sylvia and Ethan are wonderful! We have left our two pups with them twice now, and will definitely continue to use them as our sitters. We recently went on a two-week vacation and were nervous about leaving the pups for so long, as we have never left them for that long before. But they were very well taken care of by Sylvia and Ethan. They sent us lots of pictures and videos, which was great! They have a very nice home with a large backyard for the dogs to play in, and they take the dogs for lots of walks. Our dogs also have a tricky diet--special food and lots of medications--but Sylvia and Ethan are very flexible and took great care to make sure our pups had all the care they needed. Very friendly people, and it's clear they are huge dog lovers! I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for an excellent dog sitting experience.
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Sylvia and Ethan are great! Our dog was happy with them and I enjoyed visiting their space and chatting with them as well!

They gladly took in our shy dog and gave us updates on her status. So happy to know that we are leaving our dog in good hands.
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Really good people. They work in pro of our dog!
Sending vídeos and photos everyday with they routine.
I am really glad that I found than to take care about our dog. They stayed with my puppy for 11 days and now I am taking again for more 3 days.
I really recommended this place. They are flexible, love dogs and really nice to keep in touch when we are out of town!!!
They should get a 6 stars rate!!!
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Sylvia and Ethan are two very wonderful people. They have a lovely home that dogs of any size could fall in love with right away. They took in my girl on short notice and made sure she had the time of her life. As well, Sylvia was sure to send me frequent updates on how my pup was doing. I got pictures, video, the whole shebang. Then when I picked my Bev up earlier than expected, they went out of their way to ask dogvacay to refund me a decent chunk of what I paid. They are nothing but helpful, loving and welcoming to all dogs - I will most certainly call them anytime I need to leave my little girl. I highly recommend you do the same.
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Sylvia and Ethan did the best job watching our little spoiled pup, Napoleon. He is a 9 lb, 5 year old white and fluffy maltipoo and he got along with all of the dogs, big and small, that they watched during his stay (8 days) They sent us regular text updates with images and videos of Napoleon on fun hikes/walks and in their backyard playing. Sylvia even said they bathed him one day, which was very kind of them! I can tell that he had a great time with Sylvia and Ethan, and we will definitely be leaving him with them again!!
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Sylvia and Ethan have been wonderful to my dog Murphy. Sylvia has sent photos of him hiking all over Echo Park and even snuggling in bed. He's had trouble with separation anxiety before and they keep him so busy and exercised that he comes home happy and exhausted. I'm so glad to have found them.
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Sylvia and Ethan are great hosts. Since I had never left my great dane pup George for daycare anywhere before, I was pretty nervous when I dropped him off. Sylvia and Ethan sent me pictures and updates throughout the day that put me at ease. In addition to providing a great home and yard environment with other dogs, they also took George for a walk for no additional fee. George came home happy and tired. My experience with Echo Bark was wonderful and we will certainly be coming back soon!
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Sylvia and Ethan did a great job watching our pups! They have a really nice backyard for the dogs to run around in, and you can tell they give them a lot of attention and keep a good eye on them. I was worried because my dogs like to dig, but they have the backyard secured and we felt safe leaving them there. They sent us pics and videos and it looked like the dogs were having a great time. They are a very sweet couple and were very accommodating and good with our pups. We will definitely be using their services again.
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They took amazing care of my 2 pugs and sent me daily video and picture updates- easily the best place I've boarded my dogs!
Sylvia and Ethan took awesome care of our dogs!! Having never left them with strangers before, we were a little nervous to leave them, but it was a great experience. Sylvia and Ethan took the time to schedule a meet and greet so that our dogs weren't going to a completely unfamiliar place (and so that we could all meet their two dogs--who are total sweeties, by the way!), and they were super patient and loving while our dogs were staying with them. They even sent us pictures and videos while we were away, so that the separation anxiety wasn't so bad. ;) We would absolutely recommend them, and will definitely be checking in with them next time we go out of town!
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I would venture to say Ethan and Sylvia are the best DogVacay hosts available. My partner and I have used quite a few dog-sitters, all very positive experiences, yet none even come close to these two! I cannot say enough to express our profound satisfaction.

They have a wonderful home with a yard our pup was able to play in with several other dogs They work from home, so are able to give the attention and supervision needed. They both are incredible with dogs, and are very helpful with keeping our puppy on track towards training and socializing him.

We quickly became regulars, and plan on them being our primary DogVacay hosts.

We absolutely love them!
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Sylvia and Ethan were very loving with our dogs. They sent video and picture updates very often along with detailed messages about how they were adjusting to the home and getting along with the other dogs. My pups had a great time! They went on long walks everyday and enjoyed lots of inside and outside play time. I also know that Sylvia and Ethan gave them a lot of loving attention. One of my dogs (who usually has a has a lot of separation anxiety when we leave him) was whimpering at the gate when we came to bring him home because he didn't want to leave Sylvia and Ethan's house. I will definitely board my dogs with them next time we go out of town! Thank you!!!
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Ethan and Silvia helped us out tremendously! Our Ninja was in good hands here. They were wonderful with him and very accommodating with us. Ninja is a diabetic and they were able to administer his insulin with no issues. They were very professional and made us feel comfortable. They answered all of our questions and gave us updates and pictures while we were away. Their dogs were very friendly with Ninja and enjoyed playing with him. They create a great DogVacay environment by generously opening their home to multiple dogs at a time. This makes it possible for many different playmates! A big thank you to our hosts who made Ninja feel at ease. We definitely would like to be a repeat guest. Strongly recommend!
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Sylvia and Ethan are the best. All I need to see is my fuzzy munchkin's tail wagging with joy every time I bring him. They are so sweet, responsible, and responsive. Plus, they text me the cutest videos when my fur-ball vacates with them. I am so thankful I found this canine heaven in Echo B/Park.
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Sylivia and Ethan were so great with our basset hound Milo. Their home is very accommodating for dog sitting and we would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a dog sitter.
They were great. Took great care of my boys. Sent videos and photo updates. They were also very acccomodating to our delayed flight. We will be using them again, no doubt.
It was second and third time I asked Ethan and Sylvia to watch my 7 month old dog, Ivy. They were really flexible as to my request was bit last minute thing. I am really happy to see her grown as to my dog became more social and be able to play with other dogs. Although I can still tell how my dog is more attached to human rather than dogs, but Ethan and Sylvia took care of her and gave her attention as she was demanding (haha).. That was really nice and very exciting to see movies and pictures! It is almost like school for my dog while she was staying at Ethan and Sylvia's. I really appreciate the love and care!!
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Sylvia and Ethan were wonderful. Riley did not seem at all stressed when we picked him up. A sure sign he had a good time. Within an hour of dropping him off, they had sent me an action picture of Riley fetching his ball, his favorite activity.
Sylvia and Ethan are wonderful! They make everything so easy and have been wonderful hosts. I love that they send I pics and videos throughout the day and my dog comes home exhausted!! Thank you!!
Another great stay at Sylvia & Ethan's. Pearl & Walnut are always so happy to stay here. And they're happy pups when I pick them up.

Sylvia & Ethan are a sweet couple who provide the wonderful service of a safe and loving place to leave one's dog(s) where they'll get plenty of exercise. It gives me peace of mind to leave my pooches in their care. Plus, the videos / photos they send of my guys playing/running/sleeping are so fun!
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My dog is a 9 year old Yorkie who had never been in this type of pet sitting situation before. After a meet and greet with Sylvia and Ethan, I felt comfortable leaving Pikke with them. They are genuinely sweet, caring people and did an amazing job with my little guy. Sylvia was super responsive to my texts while on vacation and sent movies and photos all the time. Pikke came home happy and healthy. I could not recommend this couple enough. Thank you so much, Sylvia + Ethan !
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Thanks to Ethan and Sylvia , Gus has a home away from home. You are amazing! Thanks again for taking care of him.
Our dog, Penny has separation anxiety. She needs to be in a familiar and comfortable environment so she doesn't feel abandoned. We did a couple of day visits with Sylvia and Ethan prior to our big trip and Penny did great! We got videos and pictures of her chasing other dogs and playing like a puppy, which she rarely does. We felt so comfortable knowing that she was happy while we were away. The only heartbreak was that she seemed a bit sad when she came home because she really enjoyed herself!
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This is the second time we've left rocky at Ethan and Sylvia's he is always super happy with his stay and loves being over there! It could be his second home :)
I have never left my small dog with anyone besides my daughter but she recently took a job out of town and was unable to dog sit! My cruise was already booked and my only option was to loose the money on the cruise or take a chance on Sylvia and Ethan! Well, I'm so glad I took the chance! My Molly had a wonderful time and all the videos and texts the sent put my mind at ease. This couple are the most professional and loving dog sitters I have ever seen! I will use them again! First time users, be sure to enter your coupon before you finish your booking request!
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Sylvia and Ethan took great care of our little dude. They are very nice and attentive. Our little dude, Tunga is a very active dog and he is hardly tired but when we picked him up he was exhausted. It was awesome!! Thank you guys for being so nice to us and our Tunga. We will be back!!! :)
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Yay for Sylvia and Ethan! I booked a last minute reservation with S&E for my eccentric clan of 3. Upon meeting them, Ethan graciously offered to help bring all the pups things up from my car to the house even though I insisted I could manage (brownie points!), and took the time to show me their awesome pup-friendly compound after which we spent about 30 minutes hanging out to make sure all the pups were comfortable and happy. S&E sent videos and picture updates daily and even offered to make the pups meals when they ran out of food. Needless to say, they made us feel very comfortable about leaving our pups overnight in a new environment. They were very flexible with all our requests and even extended the reservation when we unexpectedly needed another night of boarding. Would absolutely recommend Sylvia and Ethan to anyone and everyone!
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My dog is a little DIVA. I was initially worried that she might cause trouble, but after spending a week with Sylvia and Ethan, her behavior has changed for the better. Definitely would recommend their services.
Sylvia and Ethan were great hosts to our puppy Foxy! They were very accommodating to us since our vacation was planned last minute. They set up a meet and greet the night before we left just to make sure he'd fit in. We came back to find Foxy exhausted from all the fun he had!! They also took in all the info and rules we had for Foxy since it was important to have Foxy have consistency. It all seemed to go pretty smoothly, and anything that didn't, they were patient. We loved getting the daily updates as well! Thank you Sylvia and Ethan!!
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I love Sylvia and Ethan. They love my dog and they're easy to deal with and very accommodating. Good folks.
It was our first time leaving my dog for over 2 weeks. But this experience turned out to be wonderful for my puppy dog, Ivy. I can see difference from before and after, and my dog is more social now.
Sylvia and Ethan has sent me movies and pictures and kept me updated on how my dog was doing. It was very comforting to know that she has made friends and know she can play with other dogs and walks with other dogs.. (She had hard time socializing with other dogs before). So, it sure was awesome experience for my dog! I am sure.
Even after Ivy is home with us, her behavior has improved a lot and she listens more! She can do more tricks... and does not bark as much....

So, we cannot thank Sylvia and Ethan enough for taking care of my dog with love and even made her learn socializing in the pack. I really really really thank you so much!
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Sylvia and Ethan are by far my favorites hosts to date on dogvacay. Bocce had such a fabulous time with them. I got multiple pictures of our pup playing with other dogs as well as photos of her on a walk and a 4 mile hike. I am thrilled that they gave her such attention. When we came to pick her up I could tell she didn't want to leave her new playmates. We will definitely be bringing her back to them the next time we are in LA. It is refreshing to know Bocce officially has a place to hang where she is celebrated. My husband and I are very thankful we found them on here.
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I knew the minute Charley and I arrived at Sylvia and Ethan's that we had found the place for Charley. A wonderful, open, clean area for the pups to play (and there was definitely a pack for Charley to play with...he was off like a rocket!) and Sylvia was absolutely the sweetest. Very good with the pups, on the ball, and just a great vibe about her. The whole two and a half weeks I was gone, I didn't have to worry about a thing because I knew the little one was in great hands. I got frequent videos and pictures and updates, which made my heart so happy, and they even gave my pup a little treat on Christmas to bring the yuletide spirit! I usually feel guilty leaving him when I have to, but this time I knew he was having so much fun, he'd be sad to leave the woof pack and Sylvia and Ethan behind! Will definitely use them in the future, and so thrilled to have met these lovely people!
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Sylvia and Ethan are great! They're very easy to communicate and work with, and provide a fun, safe, comfy, and super dog-friendly environment in their Echo Park home. Our pup Lola stayed with them for ten days over the holidays and had a great time. When we picked her up, it was clear that she was really happy and well cared for--and had received a lot of exercise, both hiking through the hills and playing with other dogs in Sylvia and Ethan's backyard. She didn't want to leave... and I am sure will be back for more fun times soon!
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Sylvia and Ethan were absolutely fantastic. I couldn't say a negative thing if I tried.. They are just such gentle, lovely human beings who really truly care about your pooch.
I left my 11 month old pup with them for 10 days, and I felt absolutely at ease the entire time. I knew he was being very well looked after. He made a lot of doggie friends and got well socialized, which is a huge additional bonus from this particular style of boarding where you dog gets personalized attention.
What I loved was that not a day went back when Sylvia didn't update me on the antics of my Maltipoo, Max. Not only are their rates extremely affordable, but they are also 100% reliable in every way.
These guys do it for the utter love of animals. I strongly condone their business ethics, sensitivity, and honesty. Truly beautiful people! I strongly advice anyone who has to leave their babies behind for a while to not think twice before boarding with Sylvia and Ethan. I give them 2 extremely eager thumbs up! I sure know the next time I need to send Max on doggie vacation, straight to S and E's he will go! On top of it all, S and E gave Max a complimentary bath and grooming session on his last day with them, because they had gotten to love him and were rather attached by the end!
Thanks dogvacay for providing us concerned dog parents with such a fantastic service. I was at ease the entire time I was over seas. These are the best guys around.- totally pawesome! : D
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Our 5-month-old puppy had a great time with the other dogs - he was exhausted by the time we got him home! Sylvia looked after him well and the video update was much appreciated.
Whenever we get about a mile from Sylvia and Ethan's place I've got to roll up the windows because my dog gets so excited I think he may jump out. He sometimes gets separation anxiety with me, but not there. He runs up those stairs and doesn't look back. And, as far as MY separation anxiety is concerned, I never worry about him when he's with them. Thanks guys:)
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I'm so happy we found these guys. We sent our dog to them when we were out of town, and now we just send him over whenever I need him out of the house (painting, hanging holiday decorations, etc…) and so he can get his doggy play on! He loves other dogs, but goes a little nuts at the dog park. And, frankly, the dog park isn't really a controlled enough environment for such a little guy. Especially a little guy who THINKS he's big. Sylvia and Ethan are so good about supervising his play, so he can get all silly and still be safe. And he LOVES their dogs, and the other dogs they nanny...and even their cat now, too!
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Sylvia and Ethan really treat our dog as if he was their own. They are so mindful of his(and ours) special needs and keep a watchful eye. The best part is that whenever I have my hands full and can't give him all the exercise he needs, I know I can send him over there to get the wiggles out. He comes home exhausted from play and passes out for a good 12 hours. Thank you guys!
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bucket and danger shared thanksgiving with sylvia and ethan and didn't miss us at all. the yard had trees and was well closed in. they got walked through the park and a bath. good people. best place we have found to leave the dogs when we go out of town.
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Sylvia and Ethan were a great match for our pup! They are both super friendly, loving and attentive. There is an awesome yard for the dogs to run around and often other puppy friends over for them to play with. Sylvia sent us cute pics and funny video updates everyday and made us really happy about Cody’s vacation. We highly recommend them and will definitely go back next time we’re out of town. Thanks guys!
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Sylvia & Ethan are wonderfully caring and attentive towards the dogs they board. And they're super nice with people! My two dogs had a great time over Thanksgiving weekend at Sylvia & Ethan's. They also had a great daycare experience in preparation for the long weekend.

Ethan and Sylvia asked the right questions about a dog's needs and schedule. They also give some great feedback on how one's dog interacted in the new environment and with other dogs. I highly recommend boarding your pups with Sylvia & Ethan.
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"Echo Bark" exceeded my expectations!! I have never boarded my "spoiled" yorkie son, coco, and was extremely nervous about leaving him for four days. Sylvia and Ethan kept me updated throughout his stay with photos and videos. They even sent a video of Coco playing with another dog they were hosting (blew my mind, I have had Coco for nine years and have never seen him playfully interact with another dog). They even gave him a bath before I picked him up. I was so impressed with their services I have already booked them for our Christmas vacay!!!!!
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Wonderful people. I feel my dog is safe and loved there.
sylvia and ethan were wonderful. they took good care of my pup, offered to pick him up for me and sent me pics and videos every day. nice people.
Sylvia and Ethan are both wonderful. It was clear Daisy felt right at home with them and their furry family. She hit it off with the other doggie boarders too. Seeing how happy she looked in the daily photo and video updates Sylvia and Ethan sent me made me feel such relief. I will definitely be using their services again.
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Sylvia and Ethan were such wonderful parents to my dog, Buddha! They took him hiking, spent time playing with him and even sent us a video of how happy he was while under their care. It means a lot to us that Sylvia and Ethan were caring and we were comforted knowing that he had fun with them and their two dogs. We will definitely use them again and highly recommend Sylvia and Ethan to any pet owner in the area. It was perfect for us because they only lived half a mile from us! Thank you Sylvia and Ethan and THANK YOU DogVacay!
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I dropped Frankie off for the weekend and was thrilled with how well he was taken care of. Of course I was sad to leave my dog at someone else's place for the weekend but as soon as we hit the road, I received a text message video of Frankie playing with the other dogs, tail wagging like crazy! This put my mind at ease. I continued to receive fun text message photos throughout the weekend. They were great hosts with a wonderful house and yard. I will definitely book with them again!
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Sylvia and Ethan are wonderful. Not only are they just totally rad human beings, but they're great caretakers too. I was really glad Daisy and I got to check out their place and meet some of the regulars before we decided this was where we wanted to board her. I was gone for four days and I got videos and photos of Daisy as well as little updates every day. It was such a relief to see how happy she looked and how well she seemed to be getting along with everyone. I will definitely be using Echo Bark again.
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We cannot recommend Sylvia and Ethan highly enough. We recently had to go out of the country for a week. It was a trip we had planned prior to adopting our little fella. As the trip approached, we were all over the map...we'd almost settled on cancelling the trip altogether. As I'm sure you dog owners know, now that he's such a special part of the family, leaving him with strangers made the idea of actually enjoying our vacation seem almost impossible.
Who could possibly know when to give him belly loves? Or when he needs his Mr. Softy? Or to keep the floor clear of debris as he frequently acts like a vacuum cleaner? Well, turns out Sylvia and Ethan do. In fact, they may know more about our dog than we do. They have so much experience, I think they may have seen it all.
We are so happy to find someone who cares for him with such vigilance. He LOVES other dogs, so we wanted him to be able to play with their little ones. But not so much that it would aggravate his trick knee( left to his own devices, he'd play until his leg fell off.) Sylvia and Ethan kept a watchful eye, so he had the right balance of play and rest.
They also sent us frequent updates, photos, and videos so we were able to enjoy ourselves knowing he was doing the same. In fact, he may have had more fun on his vacation than we did.
Also, ADDED BONUS: his behavior has improved. Especially on his walks. It's like we sent him to dog camp where he thought he was just there to have fun, but he was really being secretly programmed with good manners.
We plan on sending him for a sleepover even when we're in town. I think he misses them a little. Their dogs are his new besties and so is their cat. Yes, you heard me. Now he likes cats. Wonders never cease. My only concern is that he won't want to come home.
If what you're looking for are mindful, capable caretakers for your dog and some peace of mind while you're away, then sort out a visit to Echo Bark.
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We adopted Rocky from northside shelter 3 weeks before we had to leave town for a few days. Sylvia and Ethan took such great care of him and gave him the extra love he needed while we were gone! They sent pics and video of rocky and he always seemed happy :) we could tell when rocky came home he was so excited to see us and could tell he had a great time on his vacation, he's been in a great mood and very confident in the best way coming home!!! We'll be using Echo Bark again for sure! 100%
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My husband was called out of town for work and we had to find a sitter fast. We thought it might be a once-in-awhile thing, but we're quickly becoming regulars. I'm always anxious to leave our boy with strangers, but Sylvia, Ethan, and the environment at Echo Bark is so calm and loving, I was put right at ease. I get pics & videos texted to me so I know my boy is behaving himself and having a great time. He comes home exhausted and when we pull up to their place for the next visit he can barely contain his excitement trying to get inside and see his friends. If I Had to make one complaint, it's that I always have to give the boy a bath after he visits as he LOVES to roll around in dirt, and that's what their outdoor space consists of. I'm used to having to bathe him a lot, so it's no big deal -- and knowing my boy is safe and socializing is worth a few angry looks from him while he's covered in bubbles. Highly recommend S&E.
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It was such a sweet relief to meet Sylvia & Ethan. We just moved to LA and luckily found this pup haven for our pup "Jersey" which after a long cross country roadtrip needed some much doggie social time. What "Jersey" got was a vacation of a lifetime. Sylvia & Ethan have built a haven for dogs in their home & sent daily photos which by the way will probably make it to a frame or 2. Upon pick-up "Jersey" was so relaxed and almost seemed to have matured a bit being she is always a ball of energy.
What a relief it is to know these two wonderful hosts have commited their time to dogvacay. We will use no one else.
Thanks again!!!
O & J
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Sylvia and Ethan are great. Cooper (our dog) loves going to their house, and playing with all his friends. He comes home happy and all tuckered out!
Ethan and Sylvia were the best hosts you could possibly imagine. If there was 6 stars to rate them I would give them a 7!
From the moment we met at our Meet and Greet, to dropping him off, I felt so at ease and was so comfortable leaving my only child in their hands for over a week.
We received constant pictures of our happy boy hiking, socializing with the other dogs, and playing in the backyard.
We couldn't have asked for better communication throughout the entire vacation.
Their skills and experience with dogs shows and I will DEFINITELY use them again. I recommend them to anybody who loves their dog as much as we do.........In addition, you can't beat the price!!!!! Thanks Ethan and Sylvia for everything!
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Sylvia and Ethan are fantastic hosts. They gave our pups 24/7 attention, plenty of exercise, and lots of love. I would definitely recommend their home for anyone's Dog Vacay needs.

We joke that our pups can be "high maintenance" dogs, but Sylvia and Ethan cared for them in stride, and expressed joy in being able to care for them.

Truly gracious hosts-we couldn't ask for more.
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My husband and I have two dogs and we travel fairly regularly, so our experience with dog boarding has run the gamut from leaving them with family or friends, boarding them at boutique kennels and having a house/dog sitter. And I can honestly say that all of the above come with their own level of stress and concerns. It wasn't until I found Sylvia and Ethan that I could honestly say I didn't worry about my dogs a single time during their stay. They got affection, exercise, supervision and attention for the duration of their stay and I got total peace of mind as well as adorable photos and updates. There was no question that Sylvia and Ethan were not only keeping my dogs safe, they were keeping them happy and even introducing them to cool new experiences: pack walks in Elysian Park, meeting Sylvia and Ethan's foster kitten and making new friends. I could not ask for nicer people or better care for my two dogs. Scout and Douglas will be regulars at Echo Bark from now on.
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My husband and I were going out of town and this would be the first time leaving our dog (Maka, a Jack Russell) with someone else other than family. We wanted someone that loves to be around dogs, has the patience, time and would work with our dog’s high energy and first stages of being potty trained. Keeping this in mind we reviewed many hosts on Dog Vacay but Ethan and Sylvia H stood out. We loved the reviews from the other users and pictures on their profile. Once in contact with Ethan and Sylvia, they were professional and understanding about our dog. We did a meet-and-greet and was amazed with the interaction they had with our dog. They were very attentive with a great calmness that is needed for our dog. During our vacation, Ethan and Sylvia sent photo updates and little text messages about how Maka’s was doing. I really appreciated that. It made our vacation easier knowing that our dog was taken care of and was not just a number. My husband and I are very happy that we chose Ethan and Sylvia to watch our dog while we went on vacation. Our dog has changed in a great way and I do believe it was Ethan and Sylvia’s genuine love for dogs. We believe that they are true dog whisperer’s.

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Ethan and Sylvia were wonderful foster parents to Gus while he stayed at their home. Upon dropping Gus off he was right at home in their fenced in yard and expansive property with lots of room to play and sunbathe. Ethan and Sylvia's dogs welcomed Gus and immediately made him feel at home. I received great daily updates and Ethan gave Gus a bath before we picked him up...Gus has never smelled so good!

Thank you Ethan and Sylvia, it was such a great experience and hope little Gus is able to stay with you again in the future!
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Ethan and Sylvia have been amazing from the start. Before finding them, we went to visit a number of professional daycare facilities but we just didn't feel comfortable with leaving our 5 month old puppy at any of them. They all felt cold and impersonal. But as soon as we met Sylvia and Ethan, we knew it was the perfect place. Cooper got along great with their two dogs Priya and Flaco and felt right at home. They exercise the dogs daily and give them tons of attention. After every pickup, Cooper is completely tuckered with a smile on his face and is always excited to go back the next morning. We couldn't speak more highly of them!
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Echo Bark is great! Ethan and Sylvia took great care of our dog Bindi. She was exhausted when she got home, so I know she had a great time playing! We also received several photo updates, so we knew everything was ok. Highly recommended!
This was my first experience with a host on dogvacay and Echo Bark provided the best possible experience. From the initial meet-and-greet to picking my dog up after his stay, Ethan and Sylvia gave professional and experienced service that surpassed all of my expectations. They genuinely cared about my dog during his stay and I plan on using their services in the future. Highly recommended!
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ethan and sylvia are great! took excellent care of my dog gable. we will be back for more. highly recommended!
Sylvia and Ethan were great hosts for my dog. Their house is great for guest pups with a yard and plenty of room for them to exercise. Sylvia and Ethan obviously care alot about dogs and they are perfect for boarding your beloved dogs.
Sylvia was great! She was extremely friendly and great with my dog Louis. I would definitely do it again.
Rudy and Penny had a great time with Sylvia! They had a couple of nice dogs to play with, a fenced yard, and 24 hour supervision. Sylvia took them for walks at Echo Park Lake, and even sent pictures so I could see how they were doing. She was very professional, friendly, and responsive. It was a great experience overall - highly recommended!
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Ethan was out of town during our visit, and Sylvia was a wonderful host. Sylvia really cares about her charges and is great with them.
She has two chihuahua mixes, a boy and a girl, and they easily to get along with my two.
Sylvia had other guests too, and they all seemed to play and have fun with each other. She was also able to accommodate a friend at the last minute, which I appreciated.
Her set-up is perfect for doggies, with a large fenced yard. My pups seemed happy and well cared-for when I picked them up after 4 days.
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We contacted Sylvia at the recommendation of our AirBnB hosts for this trip. Sylvia was very helpful in setting us up and also when we arrived at her house. Huey is a 65 lb. Labradoodle and was surrounded by a gaggle of 5 pounders for the day but it went well. Sylvia sent us a photo of Huey on a walk around Silver Lake via text message which was a really nice touch. We could see that Huey clearly had a happy day when we picked him up about 12 hours later. We were also very grateful to Sylvia for agreeing to keep Huey into the evening so that we could go to dinner with relatives.

Our only concern at drop-off was that Sylvia's back yard was primarily dry soil and we thought Huey might get really dirty... but he seemed reasonably clean at the end of the day. I just thought it was worth mentioning so people aren't surprised or concerned about the dirt (like we were) when they arrive . I would definitely bring Huey to Sylvia again if we have him with us on a future trip to LA.
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Echo Bark is awesome. Sylvia took great care of my dog and was professional and easy to work with. She has two small dogs and terrific house/facility. I would take my dog back and probably will in the future. Thanks Sylvia.
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