Fremont Pups Playhouse!

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Dina & Susie B.

46 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Dina & Susie's Resident Pets

Bailey
Mixed Breed
Male
4 yr 3 mo old
Stanley
Mixed
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Dina & Susie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Dina & Susie

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**Last minute Guests gladly welcome if calendar is open! We only accept altered males, spayed females and doggies under 40 pounds.**

***We charge holiday rates of $5.00 a day additional (Nov 24-27; Dec 23-28, Dec 31st to Jan 3rd, 4th July weekend, Labor Day weekend, & Memorial Day weekend)***

My name is Dina and I work from home as an insurance investigator. That means I will be with your dog for most of the day, and will only leave for work appointments that are no longer than a couple hours. My partner, Susie and I have two dogs named Bailey and Stanley. We have two adult cats as well. If your doggie is not used to being around cats please let me know.

We live in a cozy house with lots of room to run around. We love hanging out at home and getting the snuggles in, but we also enjoy spending time out in the yard with our dogs. If your dog stays with us, he'll get so much pampering and playtime!

I grew up in Los Gatos on a mini ranch. We had dogs, cats, chickens, cows, horses and a pig. While attending college I worked on a farm and was the pet sitter and farm caretaker when the owner was away. I have experience pet sitting, dogs, cats, turtles, birds, llamas, goats, horses, miniature donkeys, and pot-bellied pigs.

We recommend a meet-and-greet for all new clients. This is suggested for new guest pups so we all feel comfortable with how everyone gets along. All new guest pups will be introduced to the pets in our household.

We require vaccinations for rabies, DPP, and Bordetella and would like all our doggy guests to be on some kind of flea and tick control.

***We charge holiday rates of $5.00 a day additional (Nov 25-30; Dec 23-28, Dec 31st to Jan 3rd, 4th July weekend, Labor Day weekend, & Memorial Day weekend)***

Susie and I have many years of experience with all types of animals and would treat your fur babies like our own! It makes your vacation that much more relaxing when you know your four-legged children are being well taken care of. Photos and daily updates will be sent to you so that you will have peace of mind knowing the pups are enjoying themselves at the Pups Playhouse!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dina & Susie B.

46 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dina & Susie's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dina & Susie's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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46 Reviews
Ralphie enjoyed his daycare stay! If we have any trips coming up, we will book dina/susie again=)
We have used Dina and Susie a couple of times now to sit our 3 dogs. They have been well taken care of and enjoy being able to run around the back yard. They are very good at sending photos and videos of the dogs to us at regular intervals. Communication is good and the booking process is smooth. We would surely recommend them if you are looking for a pet sitter in the Fremont area.
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We are new to the area, and don't know anyone, so I had to find a new sitter for Addie. My friends, have been the same people watching her in the 5 years I've had her. So this was not only new for her, but new for me to have someone else. We are so happy we found Dina and Susie's place! We did the meet and greet, and we were so comfortable in their home. What a beautiful backyard to play in, and Addie had the full run of the house, and lots of attention. She too was very comfortable right from the beginning! She roamed around the whole house checking out all the new smells.

the house is clean, comfortable, and pictures that are posted are accurate has displayed. Not only did we booked our first daycare stay, but I went ahead and booked 2 days a week day care, 2 overnight stays and the full week of Thanksgiving for my vacation. Even though I was nervous leaving her the first day, (mom being away from her kid) Dina not only sent me a video, but sent me pictures throughout the day letting me know how Addie was doing. It makes me feel good knowing my Addie is in safe hands during the day, has other dogs to play with, and is in a loving and caring home. We are going to be long-term clients with Dina and Susie!
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Dina and Susie are the best! I know that Harley is always safe and well taken care of while staying with them. They are great communicators and easy to work with. We will definitely be bringing Harley back to them!
We knew from the start when we took our Twix to the meet and greet that he was going to feel safe and secure and that our baby was going to be in great hands! Never being apart in his 10 years, we really wanted and received peace of mind for the 4 days he stayed at Dina and Susies. Loved that we were sent pictures and videos during his stay. We highly recommend their services and am overjoyed that at last we've found Great doggie-sitters!
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London enjoyed her stay with Dina and Susie. They kept me posted on London's visit with pictures and videos! I felt secure knowing that London was well cared for and loved.
My dogs have never been happier. It's like a 24 hour dog park. Such a loving enviourment. I even got a video of the dogs playing. We had a real good feeling leaving our babies with Dina and Susie
Peace of mind is important when you vacation and have to border your pet. I was fortunate enough to met Dina and Susie, two very pleasant and personable dog lovers who have two dogs of their own. My sometimes shy little companion was very comfortable with all four hosts from the day I dropped him off to the day I picked him up. Dina and Susie's home is actually an extension of yours /mine, where your pet is treated like a friend free to roam and play. Equally important, is communication, you will receive a very prompt response to text and are provided with updates and videos. Pet comfort and care that allows a dog owner piece of mind, I am grateful to have found Dina and Susie.
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We just moved back to California from the East Coast. Finding a new network of sitters, vet, walkers is stressful but I'm glad I was able to find someone I can trust to take care of our dog.

From the meet-and-greet to our daycare days, our experience has been great. I chose Dina and Susie because my dog can run around freely in their house/yard, the flexibility with drop-off/pick-up times and other 4-legged companions for our dog to play with.

Our dog is always excited to arrive, happy when he leaves and sleeps soundly at home.
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Dina & Susie were great. Kacy enjoyed her stay and came home very happy. We received daily updates about how or what Kacy was doing, including pictures and video. We plan to have Kacy stay with these lovely ladies again!
We are so grateful to have found Dina and Susie. Their home and yard are secure, and a perfect playspace for our Rosey and Zoey who had a great time playing with their new doggie friends Bailey and Stanley.

We appreciated the cute photos they sent to us during the stay. Dina and Susie know a lot about dogs and dog behavior and it's obvious they love dogs! Great experience. Highly recommend! -Trace and Craig.
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Dina and Susie are fantastic!

They took really good care of our dogs and went the extra mile when we were contacted about fleas that were a problem on Lucy, in particular.

Dina and Susie are friendly, professional and have a love of animals that shows through and through.

Thank you Dina and Susie for taking care of our family members. :)
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We have two pups, Lulu and Kenzi. Kenzi, whom we adopted recently, is fearful of people. I decided to have Dina and Susie watch our pups for a day to see how they do before we leave for our vacation. Both the pups did well so I felt comfortable leaving them with Dina and Susie for two weeks.

I was impressed with Dina and Susie's patience in working with our more "challenging" child, Kenzi. Susie rocked her in the rocking chair every night before bed! Both pups were very happy playing with their new friends and were getting the attention they needed from Dina and Susie.

The house is set up so that it is very dog-friendly. The dogs have plenty of room in the front yard and the back yard to run around. Inside the house, there are lots of places for the dogs to rest (and hide, in Kenzi's case), including Dina and Susie's bed, apparently, from one of the photos we received! They sure know how to spoil our dogs.

The daily photos/videos gave us a peace of mind so we were able to fully enjoy our vacation. They even washed the bedding and gave the pups a bath before they were picked up.

Dina and Susie are awesome hostesses. Our dogs had a fantastic vacation as well!
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Dogvacay was so easy to use and, after second try, i was able to book with Dina& Susie for the 4th July weekend!

Dina&Susie are great dog lovers and took in Beau and Lucy (my loving Australian Sheperds sublings) as part of their family. Both are happily meeting new firry friends and enjoying time away from home. I know they get the loving care with Dina & Susie.


Jake
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Dina & Susie were awesome. Oreo enjoyed his 6 day stay... infact he loved it so much that he was depressed when he came home!
Dina and Susie were great. Our two girls stayed with them for a few days after another cancelled on us at the last minute. They sent videos at least once a day, if not twice, and the dogs appeared to be having a great time. They were also very accommodating with drop-off and pick up times, and extending our reservation. We'd probably make them our primary sitters if they were just a little closer to us.
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Dina and Susie were really friendly and easy to work with. We first brought our dogs over for a meet and greet and they got along great with Dina and Susie's dogs. The house is very dog-friendly, with nice front and back yards and dog beds throughout the house.

Our dogs stayed about a week, and Dina and Susie sent us regular text message updates and photos of the dogs playing, taking a walk, etc. When the dogs came back, they seemed happy and healthy and had a good time. We were able to spend the whole vacation worrying about other things (like our young kids) and didn't have to worry about the dogs. I would really recommend Dina and Susie's as a great place for a dog vacation stay.
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Simply fantastic. Great people, great guests, great house and yard. Highly recommended.
Cola had a lot of fun during the stay. Dina & Susie took really good care of him. We receive daily updates and videos. We will definitely come back again.
My wife and I always feel comfortable leaving our baby with Dina and Susie. Tigger feels at home as soon as he steps into their door.
I feel more relaxed knowing that our baby is staying with Dina and Susie. They take good care of him and my our family are more at peace.
I'd give 10 stars if I could
My dog comes here all the time and loves it!
Dina and Susie made my puppy feel like he was at home . He loved his surrounding and was able to adapt to his new environment, ever so quickly. They are fabulous and truly are dog lovers.
I have been searching for a great dog sitter for 10 years. I have finally found the best dog sitters! Dina and Susie took such great care of my dog!! They spoiled her and from the videos I received I could tell my dog was having a blast!!
Thank you Dina and Susie! I am not going to use anybody else!
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Dina and Susie were amazing. It was my first time leaving my pet for over night boarding, and I was a bit nervous. I requested a meet and greet with them after seeing how the dogs were treated at Petsmart so I wanted to make sure my puppy was in a loving environment. Dina and Susie warmly opened their doors, gave me a full tour of their house and spent 45 minutes patiently answering all of my questions. Dina was also kind enough to send periodic photos of my puppy during his stay. My puppy was very sad to leave them. I really recommend Dina and Susie to anyone looking to board their pets in a loving and caring environment. Thank you so much you guys, looking forward to next time!
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Awesome experience and would highly recommend Dina and Susan.
Dina and Susan took care of our four month old baby pug, Java, for two weeks while we were in NYC.
They were simply fantastic. Everyday they sent us pictures or videos with texts about how our baby was doing. It was clearly apparent that they loved Java and that Java thoroughly enjoyed her time with them, and the two/three other dogs.

Can't say enough about how satisfied we were and would highly recommend Dina and Susan without reservation.

We'll definitely be using Dina and Susan the next time we travel.
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Amazing as always!
Dina and Susie are wonderful! They provided excellent care and great attention to our Princess. Daily picture/ video updates are awesome and keep us smiling. We will have our Princess staying with them again when we are on vacation.
Leaving a part of our family back while on vacation was not easy. So far we have usually left our two "kids" with our friends. This year we had to find a new host for the two and could not have found a better host. The guys enjoyed every bit of their stay and we were also apprised of their daily being on a regular basis. It not only made our vacation a pleasure but also kept us at ease knowing that the two were in safe custody of Dina and Susie. The daily updates were timely and kept us a rests on how things were. Thanks Dina and Susie for giving our dogs a great temporary home away from the comfort of their home. We cannot look for any other hosts for our future needs.
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We were very happy with Tigger's first vacay at Dina's and Susie's home. We were really nervous about leaving him for the first time but they more than exceeded our expectations. We received videos throughout his stay and that put all of us at ease and we were able to enjoy our mini getaway. He even received a Gingerbread toy as his going away present!
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Dina is the new wonderful!
Her entire family and home is so warm and loving, and our dog Chip had a great time with them. Chip's a rescue dog and it takes him time to bond. On his first day, there were 4 dogs of similar size already there and Chip got comfy with the whole dog pack thing really fast. He started interacting with the dogs and bonded with Dina too. Dina and her partner are fantastic with the dogs. The whole time we were there, there was never a sense of chaos. They both understood Chip's anxiety, the other dogs and were very encouraging.
When we went to pick up Chip, he was over the moon. He really misses being with them.

Dina was very responsive and kept us updated with text and pictures. Our favorite is the one of Chip sitting with her just a few hours after we left him.
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Dina is awesome! She is very friendly and very accommodating! It was our first time using Dogvacay and so happy with the experience. Dina updated us with pictures and videos of our dog the entire time. Will definitely recommend her with family and friends looking for a dog sitter.
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Dina is very friendly, thoughtful and, have a strong compassion for pets. She sets up gates all around her house, front and side yards to avoid dogs venture outside boundary. Cooper and I felt comfortable and happy with her right away.

Dina sent me video/picture of Cooper's activities in her place while I was away; indeed, that ease off the worry from parent. I have no doubt of bring Cooper to her cares when needed
Thank you Dina and her friend Susan.
You are awesome!
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Dina and Susie are AMAZING! They have been very accommodating with our pup Bodhi and he's made new friends with each visit. Our expectations have been exceeded. If you are looking for someone to treat your pet with love and really care about their well being, this is the place for your pet. Thanks Dina and Susie! :)
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Love Dina and Susan! Best dog sitters ever...my pup gets excited every time we head out to daycare. :)
Dina is AWESOME!
Dina is AWESOME!!!
She took care of my fur babies while I was selling my house so that it could be shown at will, without having to deal with getting them out during showings and the open house. She was extremely accommodating with my crazy schedule which included early morning drop offs and late night pick ups. My pups were always happy to see her and good and worn out when I picked them up. She provided both daycare and overnight boarding services for me. Her home is lovely and very dog friendly both inside and out with a large, private, fully fenced backyard. I would recommend her to anyone needing dog sitting services and will gladly book with her again if needed. Two big thumbs up!
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Dina took really good care of our baby Tiana and she kept sending us daily pics and videos, which was the best part as it made sure Tiana was happy and had fun playing with her new friends. Tiana had plenty of space to run in their large yard and we felt she received a lot of attention. It's a true vacation for Tiana as well as for us. We would highly recommend Dina to anyone!
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I reviewed them back when I first left my pups with them, but I guess the site didn't save it. DINA IS AWESOME. AMAZING. Her and her partner ARE PUPPY GURUS!!!!!!!

We had multiple sitters flake on us before a vacation and we were about to cancel the vacation.

Enter Dina, Super Puppy Sitter!!!

Our puppies had the greatest time and were so tired from all the exercise they slept for like two days when they got home, lol.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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Cashew had a great time with Dina. Dina kept us regularly updated, and was very prompt in her responses. We would definitely recommend her.
Dina is amazing!! First impression at the meet and greet was wonderful. She's welcoming and down to earth...and definitely someone we can trust wholeheartedly. I'm so glad we found a great place for our pup Ajax to go to every week.

Ajax's first day at daycare was fantastic. He had little adventures around the secret garden-like backyard--with rocks to climb, shade under trees to lay under and a view of a mini waterfall to enjoy. And most importantly, he has new friends, Stan and Bailey, who are Dina's sweethearts. Ajax is looking forward to his next visit! Thank you so much for looking after our boy.
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This was the first time that we needed to send Milky for boarding. I was so worry about him as he is a very sensitive dog and scares easily with new environment especially the normal kennel. It's great that I found Dina from Dogvacay. Dina gave me peace of mind when I got videos and photos of Milky daily during my trip. She provided a cozy and home feel environment to Milky. Dina and her friendly pets treated Milky so well that he became more sociable and happy. He also gained weight and more easy to other pets now. I believe that he enjoyed very much with Dina and his new animal friends. Milky had a great time there.
I will surely recommend Dina to my friends and will have Milky stay with them again whenever I have to travel again.
Thank you Dina & Susie for your love and care to Milky. It's been a great help to me.
Almaz
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I am very lucky to have found Dina. To start with, I suddenly had to go on a trip for 2 weeks and Dina was kind enough to accept a reservation at the last minute. She has two adorable small dogs and that really made my dogs separation from me bearable. Every Single day I got pictures and movies from Dina of my dog and how he is doing. Finally, when I picked my dog up, I could tell that he was in fact sad for a few days because he was missing his buddies. I know that I have found an excellent home for my dog, if I have to travel again. Thanks Dina.
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We needed a last minute sitter for our dog Nala over the weekend and Dina was very quick to respond as well as open to taking her in for us. We were updated multiple times a day with pictures of Nala playing with Bailey and Stanley as well as being taken for walks. We can't thank Dina and Susie enough and will be using them again in the future. We would highly recommend using Dina and Susie again!
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So we had a vacation trip planned to san diego all year. The dog sitters we had planned on canceled on us 24 hours before leaving for the trip. We have 2 lab puppy mixes that are 8 months old. They are very social and need a lot of interaction and love. Very much people pups. All the dog hotels looked very sterile and had huge expenses if you want anything beyond the dogs stretching their legs twice a day. We were going to cancel our trip, but at the last minute I found this site and dina responded immediately to my request for meeting. I explained my situation and she was very sympathetic. I went the next morning to meet dina and her partner hoping she was as nice in person. I met her and was immediately comfortable. She has a huge beautiful yard front and back. My dogs were immediately playing with the other dogs there. Dina and her partner were soooo incredible! I got back into town late and needed an extra day. No problem! After this experience I couldn't imagine letting anyone besides Dina take care of my dogs. Perfect experience in every area. She also put adorable scarves on them and took pictures and videos daily and texted and emailed them every day! Wowza!
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