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Rebel and Tom G.

44 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, German Shepherd Dog, Norwegian Elkhound, Rottweiler

Rebel and Tom's Resident Pets

Basset Hound
5 yr 6 mo old
Boston Terrier
6 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Rebel and Tom's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Rebel and Tom

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

I am a stay at home mother, and my family and I love animals. Before moving to the Nashville area I worked at a vet clinic and volunteered for years at the Cincinnat Zoo and Humane Society in Kentucky. Upon moving to Alabama I began pet sitting for neighbors before becoming a Dog Vacay host. We have many references available upon request. All animals are welcome and many of them seem to end up sleeping in our bed at night!!! We do not kennel the dogs, so they are free to enjoy the house and a leisurely nap on a comfy couch!!! Our 2 boys often have a guest dog sleeping with them!! It's so exciting to our boys to have different pups everyday! What a life! To let our guest have the best, belly rubbing experience I try to only booked 2 dogs a day. I don't want to have that "kennel" feel. I spend a lot of time doing meet and greets to insure the best time will be had for all. We have a great fenced in yard, backing up to a farm. Lots of things to see while roaming, running and sunning themselves in the back yard.
We are in the Franklin area near Brentwood and cool springs. Our neighborhood is Brenley Crossing in Ladd park area.
Would love to meet and spoil your pup!!!
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Rebel and Tom G.

44 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 2, 2017


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By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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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 Rebel and Tom's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Rebel and Tom's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
44 Reviews
Rebel and Tom have taken such deep loving care of my female weimaraner Pema! They really go above and beyond. I felt complete trust with them in caring for Pema. Pema's tail was constantly wagging as soon as I would drop her off. Thank you so much for everything! I will definitely use your services again in the near future.
Loved the pictures and seeing Murphy have so much fun on "vacation"!
Rebel and Tom were awesome. Quick to respond during the meet and greet, scheduling phase of the vacation. They were also extremely flexible around pickup and drop off times. Overall, I know Frisco had a great time with the family (Rebel, Tom, kids and dogs)! He came home extremely relaxed and is still catching up on rest which I know is from a fun filled weekend! They will definitely be my first (and only) call when I need somebody to watch Frisco in the future.
This was the first time our dog Rosie stayed with Rebel and Tom and their family. They immediately welcomed her into their home and took such great care of her while we were away. I honestly can't say enough good things about Rebel and Tom and our experience with Rosie's stay. We would definitely rebook with them!
Best Vacay ever for Garfield. He spent a whole week being spoiled with attention from Rebel And Tom. A nice big fenced in backyard to play with their two dogs. He came home relaxed and we'll taken care of.
Our dog Zoe is so at home with Rebel and Tom and with all the pictures they send you can tell she is happy and feeling the love!
Lexie seemed to have a great time with the family.... she enjoyed being made to feel right at home, even sleeping on the beds! We enjoyed seeing the pictures of her vacay while she was there!
Rebel was great at keeping us informed on how Harry was doing! She sent a text and photo each day along with a snippet of Harry's adventures in boarding!

Rebel and Tom were also quite accommodating regarding our drop off and pick up arrangements. Rebel even offered to pick up Harry from our house because of a conflict on the morning of our trip.

We felt completely comfortable knowing Harry was safe and cared for by their whole family, including their sons who also helped out.

Don't hesitate to book with Rebel & Tom -- they are awesome!
I booked with Rebel and Tom for several times, and Margie loves it! I got pics daily with she playing with the other pups! They let Margie sleep with them, and treat her very well!
Rebel and Tom are amazing. We received daily pictures of our dog Gracie. They clearly have such a heart for animals. Gracie slept in their room, was given plenty of treats and loved being around Rebel and Toms's dogs. Gracie will be vacationing with them plenty in the future!
Sunny thoroughly enjoyed his Vacay with Rebel and TomG and we were able to enjoy visiting our freshman son in college. Rebel and TomG sent lots of wonderful updates and put our minds at ease during our trip. Not only was Sunny safe and well cared for, our furry sweetie enjoyed lots of playtime and social interaction with Bella and Rocky. Rebel, TomG, and family are the best, most loving sitters.
This family is truly a rare find. They are excellent caregivers and went above and beyond to make Chester feel at home and loved. Chester is a rescue and comes with his own set of anxieties. Rebel and Tom confidently and compassionately handled Chester, even when he was feeling possessive of his food or bed. I'd never left Chester with anyone other than family, so I was nervous at first. As soon as I met them, all of those potential "well, what if's" went away. I could tell that they would take care of Chester like he was their own, and they absolutely did. He went on car rides (his favorite thing) and walks, watched soccer practice, slept in the bed, and got plenty of snuggle time. I highly recommend Rebel and Tom (and their dog Rocky)! I wouldn't leave my dog with anyone else. They updated me daily with photos, texts, and calls. This is the place you're looking for. Trustworthy, safe, and caring. They're also really nice people!
Truman loves going to Rebel and Tom's house!
Rebel and Tom's sweet family watched our dogs while we were on vacation and I can't express our satisfaction with pawsome stars...they are stars for handling our lab and shy foster dog with extra loving care. They sent us text pics with daily was obvious our dogs were having a good time, especially when I saw a picture of my lab lounging on their bed. Thank you G family for such high quality canine care!!
First time we have tried DogVacay and Rebel and Tom made it a wonderful experience. Heidi loved her time there and they sent us photos and texts so we didn't worry about her and could enjoy the trip. Thanks so much to the Gregory family for treating Heidi like one of their own!
Rebel and Tom were fantastic and I would highly recommend them to anyone. My dog Lily suffers from epileptic seizures and had a recent episode, but I had to leave town for work a few days later for the whole day. She was heavily medicated and I couldn't leave her alone for a whole day, so Rebel and Tom took in Lily last minute and watched her for me and I can't thank them enough! Lily had a great time and I felt safe knowing that she was with them. Thanks again Rebel and Tom!
Rebel and Tom are pawtastic! They really go the extra mile to make your pet feel welcome and also allow you to feel very comfortable leaving your pet with them!
Our Lhasa Apso, Mr. Darcy, had a great 'vacation' with Rebel & Tom's family! Our long time dog-sitter, who knew how to handle Mr. Darcy's quirky behavior, had to take a new job that made keeping him less viable, so I was given short notice to find a new sitter. Once I found DogVacay, then Rebel & Tom's profile, I was hopeful that this would be a good option for him. Thankfully, they had an available spot & made us feel very welcome & comfortable at the Meet & Greet. I did not feel uneasy leaving him with them but was mostly concerned about how he would behave in a new environment. Rebel sent photos of Mr. Darcy every day (of his life of fun & leisure) that helped ease any fears we may have had. He seemed to be having a grand time as one of their family & he was in good spirits when we picked him up. I will definitely check in with Rebel & Tom next time we need a dog sitter for Mr. Darcy. Thank you!
Rebel, Tom, their sons and Rocky are absolutely THE best! Our Bassett Hound, Murphy (fondly nicknamed Marshmallow by the boys) could not have been better taken care of while we took a long weekend escape to the beach in June. From start to finish, the entire experience was wonderful. Murphy was treated with love and kindness the second he walked in the door and quickly made himself at home. During our trip, Rebel sent us pictures of Murphy relaxing, napping and enjoying his day - - which we absolutely loved. Knowing that Murphy was in such caring hands gave us the peace of mind to relax and truly enjoy our vacation. We missed Murphy, but we never once worried about his well-being. The next time we go on vacation, I know Murphy will be more than happy to spend his vacation with this fantastic family! We are very thankful to them for all they did!
I can not thank Rebel and Tom enough for taking care of our precious Maggie!!! Maggie is 5 years old and this was the first time we have left her with anyone other than family. It was the best experience for mom, dad and Maggie!!!! I feel very blessed to know that I have a family now to watch her in times of need. A family that gives unlimited love and attention. Thanks again!!!!
Tom and Rebel are wonderful, kind, and personable people. They provide a loving and structured environment that benefits your four legged loved one. I feel blessed to have found them.
Once again, Maggie was taken in as one of the family and loved, loved, loved. Couldn't ask for a better home-away from home for my golden!
Rebel and Tom took great care of our dog Jake, making him feel right at home while we were gone. Highly recommended.
Rebel, Tom and their kids watched our cockapoo, Woody, while I was visiting family in Birmingham. He had such a great time playing with their kids that he was exhausted when we picked him up! Rebel and Tom were very accomodating to our schedules and made sure he had a great visit! Thanks so much!
Tom and Rebel were amazing on our first extended stay away from Woody. They were great to him in every way and he is still missing their dog Rocky and son Skylar. Woody needed some meds while we were gone and Rebel was able to administer those as well as give us regular updates on how he was doing. So happy to know that Woody had a great place and a loving family to stay with while we were gone. We will definitely use Tom and Rebel again in the future. Can't thank them enough for all they did.
My little Jesse James is in great hands with Rebel and Tom! They are so attentive to him and it makes me feel so at ease to have a loving home where he can stay when I travel. I know they treat him like he's part of their family. Awesome experience! I plan to use only them when I have to be away from home!!
Such a great family! Our dog Henley really loved her stay with Rebel and Tom and especially their children. Henley was absolutely zonked after her two night stay from all the playing! We as parents have had separation anxiety in the past but felt completely at ease leaving Henley to stay with this wonderful family. We missed having her with us but the frequent updates and pics made it easier to bear. Thanks so much Tom and Rebel. We will definitely be booking our next stay with you all!
From the moment we walked in the door, I knew this would be a wonderful experience for us! They are the most warm, loving family! Rebel and Tom went above and beyond to make Dempsey feel at home! They took great care of her! We will definitely use them again and recommend them highly to all our friends and family!
Maggie had a wonderful time with Rebel and Tom. She seems to miss them now that she is home. They treat her as their own. Couldn't ask for anything more. Wonderful!!!
I left my two dachshund mixes with Rebel and Tom over the weekend while I was staying at the nearby Renaissance Ross Bridge hotel. I had never used PetVacay before and was a little hesitant since I was from out of town and didn't have the opportunity for a meet and greet. As soon as we arrived, though, the dogs pushed their way into the house and made themselves at home. It was like they knew exactly why they were there. Rebel gave us a tour of the house (which, by the way, is spotless--I must learn their housekeeping secrets!) and was so warm and friendly and excited to have the dogs there.

One of my dogs recently had surgery and was on activity restriction and medication four times a day. This was not a problem for Rebel and Tom. Izzy got her medicine and didn't have any issues.

They even sent me photo and text updates several times a day!

If I am in the area again and need a pet sitter, I will absolutely see if Rebel and Tom are available first. I'd recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
My little Jesse James is a sensitive little soul, so I was worried about leaving him. Rebel and Tom went above and beyond to keep him happy and stress free!! They sent me pictures and texts letting me know how he was doing. Jesse James wanted to sleep on their couch, but he wanted company, so Rebel slept with him!! They absolutely pampered my baby and I am thrilled to have found sitters that treat my little guy like one of their own. Awesome experience!!
Lovely, caring family. Great hosts with lots of time to spend with your pet. Would highly recommend.
Rebel and Tom are AWESOME dog sitters! They have a perfect place to make a visiting dog feel secure and happy !
As always, Tom and Rebel are the greatest! It's just like leaving Miles with family.
DogVacay was a great experience all the way around. Tom and Rebel could not have been more accommodating.The meet and Greet went well, and the week of "vacay" could not have been easier. I have nothing but positive thoughts about the entire process and look forward to using Tom and Rebel another time.
Rebel and Tom are just like family. They made our dog feel right at home. I felt totally comfortable leaving her in their care. They provided constant updates throughout her stay with them so that I always knew how she was doing. I would definitely leave our dog with them again in a heart beat. Best kept secret in Birmingham!!
From the time I met Tom and Rebel, I felt comfortable leaving my 13-year old dog with them. They gave her her medication daily, and sent me updates with pictures throughout her stay. Knowing that she was with a wonderful family being well taken care of, instead of a cramped kennel, really put my mind at ease and I was able to enjoy my vacation!
Tom and Rebel took great care of Rusty and sent us pictures of him daily. Home care is miles ahead of kennel care with these folks providing the home. We will use them again.
This was my first time to try an in-home service for my dog. Rebel and Tom seem to really love the animals that they care for and I felt comfortable that my Belle was being taken care of while I was away. I love that they don't mind Belle sleeping in bed with them as that's what she is used to at home. Photos sent to us of Belle were so cute and much appreciated. The resident dog, Rocky is such a sweet dog, no worries about her at all.
Great experience.
We were comfortable leaving our puppy with Rebel and Tom from the beginning, they were great and took really good care of her. Rebel has veterinarian experience and you can tell she loves caring for animals. She taught us some interesting things about our dog when we came to pick her up. She also sent pictures of the puppy on vacay, which was much appreciated.
Mandi had the total pampered pet experience during her stay with Rebel and Tom and their two boys. They rubbed her head and let her lay at the foot of the bed when the family watched a movie, Mandi's idea of a perfect way to spend the evening.

Rebel sent photos and text updates during Mandi's stay to let us know how she was doing.
She is our beagle border collie mix adopted about three years ago. She is naturally shy and they were very sensitive to her personality.

We really appreciated being able to leave Mandi and enjoy ourselves with no guilt !
Rebel and Tom were great! I drove through Birmingham on vacation and wanted a place for my dog to stay for a few hours while I explored the city, and they were very nice, accommodating, and very affordable. My dog was a little anxious from traveling, and they were very understanding and nice about it. I would highly recommend!
I have a 15 pound Havanese named Merlin.
Merlin loves to go to Rebel and Tom's house. He has the best time ever and in fact, sometimes I think he daydreams about how wonderful it is over there. He is not allowed to sleep in my bed, but at their house, he sleeps on their feet!

I have boarded Merlin at two other boarding places, and he always comes home anxious and freaked out. The first time I boarded Merlin a boarding facility, he came home and had accidents. The second time I boarded Merlin at a different boarding facility, he came home and was afraid of his crate. He also would howl when I would leave the room and took days to recover.

Boarding in a home setting is so ideal. Merlin loves Rebel, Tom, and their kids and he feels so happy to be with his best bud Rocky. My dog is not easy to take care of, he has a long coat, special food additives, and allergy meds. Rebel and Tom are great at listening to my instructions and following through with what I need them to do I feel complete confidence in their ability to make decisions on my pets behalf while I am gone. Even if I am out of the country, I trust them completely, and I don’t worry about my dog’s care or comfort. Rebel has sent me pictures of my dog and sent me updates about how he was doing. It is so comforting to know that Merlin is so happy and well cared for, it makes my travel much more stress free. I have scheduled with them for two more times this year. Merlin can’t wait!

I would recommend Rebel and Tom highly to anyone who is looking for a loving family to keep their best friend while they travel. Trust me, your dog may choose them instead of you, because he will be so happy at their house. If you can’t vacation or travel with your pet, give them them the next best thing, a home away from home. Rebel and Tom really are the best!

Thanks again,

Sarah Curtis
I couldn't ask for a more loving family to watch Miles while I'm gone. He has truly become a part of the family. They are very attentive and always send pics or call with updates on how Miles is doing.
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