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Brian B.

30 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

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About Brian

**NOTE: Currently, we are only boarding dogs we have previously watched. Given that, we will not be accepting any new meet-n-greet requests. We are fortunate to have met many great families and dogs who have become repeat visitors and we are keeping busy enough with them and want to ensure space is available when needed.

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Like the title, we're a family of five with parents (us) who grew up with dogs. We love them (and our 3 kids do too), but not ready to take on the responsibility of having our own dog full-time. We love watching other peoples dogs. This must be just like being a grandparent as we can do all the fun things for a while, then send them back happy.

We typically limit ourselves to one DogVacay vist at a time. There are occasions where we may overlap for a day or two if the dogs have previously stayed with us.

Your dog is guaranteed to have a lot of attention during its stay.

*Note: We will not watch male dogs who are not neutered. The range of dog smells in the yard is too much to keep them from marking indoors. Willing to discuss on an individual basis.

Equally, pets must be house trained.
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Brian B.

30 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brian's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
30 Reviews
We were very happy to entrust our dog to Brian and family for back to back trips this spring. Hannah gets lots of exercise and love while we are away. the pictures Brian sends us give us a great sense of calm satisfaction whether we are half way around the world or a short drive away.
Thank you! Patricia and Bll
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Brian and his family were a perfect match for our dog, Jake. They are kind, thoughtful, and friendly, and it was great for us to have him stay with a family. I know they gave him plenty of attention and exercise. I will definitely use them again if I can!
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Brian and his lovely family were amazing! Our dog, Truck was in the best of hands. Brian sent updates and photos which our family really enjoyed! He came home happy and well adjusted. We knew he was loved and well cared for while we were away. Many thanks for a wonderful stay for our dog!
5 Paws...thank you!
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As always, Brian, Tracy and the kids have been absolutely wonderful! They are more than just a boarding place for my pup, they are her home away from home, she absolutely loves staying with them. And for me, they are peace of mind, always going above and beyond. I cannot imagine leaving my pup anywhere else. Thank you guys so much!!
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This was Sepia's third stay with Brian, and she's ready to go back for more!!! She loves being at Brian's and getting spoilt rotten from the moment she bounces through his door until the time when she greets me again in a certain way to let me know that she had a great time. I couldn't ask for a better holiday home for my dog!
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Brian and his family are a real treasure! He is a very caring and responsible person, He was so good with my precious dog. He lives in a wonderful neighborhood that is perfect for taking my girl for walks, Brian even took her for jogs and to the beach. Brain took care for our dog for 18 days of our vacation. We didn't have to worry any single day of our trip because he sent us a pictures of our sweetheart almost every day. He didn't just provided a boarding service, but he also put extra into each day with her. I new she had a good time. She was calm , happy and defiantly looked very well taken care of when I came to pick her up. We could see that Brain ,his wife and the kids really got on with our Shasta and they all had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend Brian to everyone who needs a friendly home to leave their pets with knowing you're pet is in very loving hands
Thank you Brain!! Hope to use you next time we leave somewhere.... worry FREE !!!
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Brian is the best!!!!
Brian and his family took excellent care of Gabe. He came back happy, healthy, and tired!! He is a special needs dog that needs medicine twice a day and they were able to handle it no problem. He can't wait to return!
Another great visit! Thanks Brian and family for taking such good care of Daisy. Jeff
Brian and his family were great! Communication leading up to Morgan's stay was excellent and everything went smoothly. He updated us while we were gone and he also sent a picture that gave us our Morgan fix! When we picked up Morgan he seemed like he didn't want to leave! He was happy and in great spirits. We would definitely have Morgan stay with Brian again!
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Freddy had a great time at Brian's house while we were gone for 12 days. It was a first time that we left him behind and I was worried about his adjustment with new family. It seems that he did fine. Brian and Tracy and their children took a good care of Freddy, provided a lot of activities and attention for him. We received updates and pictures throughout our vacation. Brian is very prompt with his replies to all my emails and questions.
I will definitely leave Freddy with Brian's family during our future trips.
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Brian, Tracy and family easily welcomed Mugsy, and were great to work with. While we were out of town we felt comfortable that Mugsy was in good hands, and being well cared for in a family environment. We came home to a happy English Bulldog.
With all the attention Hannah receives from Brian and family, she moped around her first day home missing them all.
Hannah loves being at Brian's house, and we are grateful each time we leave for a trip knowing she is in such good hands.
Patricia and Bill
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Daisy had another wonderful visit with Brian and his family. She came back rested and ready to go. Thanks to everyone.
Hannah had a wonderful time with Brian and family. She gets so much attention and love there. We love receiving photos of our girl throughout our trip, too! Definitely will go back and highly recommend! PC
This was the first time we used Brian and his family as dog sitter for our Sepia, a 60lb lab mix, and we couldn't have asked for a better, more responsible, caring, and fun dog sitter for her. Sepia is on a special diet and on several meds, and Brian made sure that he'd follow all instructions with absolute care. Sepia truly felt at home, and we are hoping to bring her back to her private doggie hotel many more times (We wish I could have stayed there, too! :-)
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Once again, Brian and Tracy have been absolutely wonderful. Not only does my pup love to stay with them, as I can see in the pics I received while I was out of town, and from their stories, but they have gone more than the extra mile to help me arrange the stay by being so incredibly flexible and helpful. So grateful to Brian, Tracy and the kids for caring for my pup!
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Brain and his family were perfect hosts for our cocker spaniel! Our dog has separation anxiety and tends to need human attention more than most dogs.

They really treated Marley as their own dog and took excellent care of him.

Brain was very calm and professional. He quickly replied to our e-mails and he constantly kept us up-to- date with pictures and messages. One can tell that Brain has a lot of experience and knows how to handle all types of dogs.

We are very happy to find such a kind and caring family, and we will definitely ask Brian to take care of our dog in the future.
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This was my second time leaving my dog with Brian, Tracy, and their kids, and it sure looks like my pup found a home away from home. I am so grateful to Brian and family for the wonderful care they gave Mocha. The regular picture and email updates they sent me during her two week stay gave me peace of mind, as I could see that she enjoyed snuggling with the kids, or had a big smile on her face after chasing balls, etc. My pup seems to have really bonded with Brian and family and I know I have found the perfect place for her when I do need to leave her, so I will definitely contact Brian again.
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Daisy had a wonderful time. Lot's of exercise and time with the family. She looked great when we picked her up. Thanks Brian.
Brian and family were an amazing host for Bella's stay while we were attending a family event in Southern California. When we picked up Bella, she was a tired baby and we instantly knew that Brian and family had tons of play time with Bella. Also, Brian was kind enough to provide doggy food for Bella, because, we forgot to take it while rushing out the door.

I recommend Brian as a host for anyone who needs their pooch to be cared for.
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Brian and family have been great from our initial meet-n-greet, when Brian took a lot of time to not only answer my questions but meet my dog and immediately forming a bond with her, to my pup's first stay with them. I received daily updates with pictures, which made me feel at ease. When I picked up my girl, she was happy and tired from playing in the yard, and I could see she was very comfortable with her host family. I am very happy to have found Brian and his family and have already booked my pup's next stay there.
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We are extremely grateful for Hannah's 'Dog Vacay' with Brian and family. The regular photos we received while half way around the world gave us great comfort. Hannah always looked like she was happy and having fun ,making us feel secure about our choice.
Our only concern was that she would want to stay with "the five" after 3 weeks of such wonderful attention!
Highly recommend Brian and hope he will be available for our next trip.
Thank you!!!!
Patricia and Bill
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Brian and his family took wonderful care of our six year-old golden retriever. Lot's of exercise and fun for her.
Brian was very accommodating and friendly. We had a great experience setting everything up, and our dogs loved the house. While we were away, Brian was very communicative about questions and with pictures of how our dogs were doing. We will definitely be asking Brian to watch our dogs the next time we have to leave them.
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We had a wonderful experience with Brian! His family and home were great for our dog. Updates, pictures, and communication were prompt and helpful. She had a fenced in yard to enjoy and people who obviously have experience caring for dogs. We also loved that they focus on one pet at a time, so our dog was really in a home environment. All paws up from us!
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Brian and his family did a great job looking after our energetic Golden Retriever. She came home happy and tired. She had a great stay with a terrific family and got lots of love and attention. I think she's hoping she gets to come back to visit soon.
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We are happy to have Brian to take care Ari during 10 days of our vacation. Ari must be having fun with Brian's family.
Brian is awesome! My dog was happy to stay with Brian and came back home in a great mood! Thank you, Brian for your hospitality!
Brian and his family were absolutely wonderful hosts, positively brimming with excitement and energy. Karma came back one extremely happy - and exhausted - little doggie, and there's no question that she was loving all the attention she got. I would absolutely recommend Brian, and while I hope I don't have to take many trips that would take me away from Karma, there's no question he would be my first call.
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