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Garon K.

31 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 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

Garon's Resident Pets

Gauge
Labrador Retriever
Male
8 yr 5 mo old

Garon's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Garon

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, all.

I have recently relocated from North Fairlington to Falls Church. It's a bit of a transition for Gauge and I, but having some of our dog buddies come visit has been a welcome distraction from the recent move. I have opened the calendar back up again, but on a more selective basis than previous (NO excessive barkers this time around). As before, due to my work schedule, pick ups and drop offs during the week will need to take place in the evening. Please feel welcome to reach out to me for additional details. Thanks!

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A life-long dog owner with very friendly, very playful, and very well trained chocolate Lab!

Offer rapid response and high level of communication, daily pictures/videos, a big basket of toys to keep occupied, minimum two walks per day, keep pups well hydrated and cool in the A/C, encourage occasional downtime for a rest, and treat all pets as if they were my own. Gauge and I look forward to facilitating some awesome play sessions!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Garon K.

31 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Garon's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
31 Reviews
Garon & Gauge were great as always. Thank you for taking such good care of Ella while I was away! She loves both of these guys & I would not hesitate to bring her back again
Ella had an absolute blast with Garon & Gauge. She was treated great, had lots of walks every day, and looked very happy in the multiple pictures I was sent of her during her vacay! I highly recommend Garon. He really knows what he is doing with dogs and Ella will for sure be coming back again!! Thanks Garon & Gauge!!
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Garon is great! My dog Callie spent last weekend with him - it was her first night away from home since we adopted her six months ago. Garon was very thorough is asking questions about her, and he is clearly very experienced with different kinds of dogs, so I felt really comfortable leaving Callie with Garon and his dog, Gauge. From the photo evidence, the dogs had a good time together, and Callie came home happy. Thank you, Garon, for taking such good care of her, and also for your kindness and good will.
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Our family has had dogs for 25 years, and have had many, many sitters in various settings. Garon was our first Dogvacay experience. In a word, it could not have gone better. Garon is thoughtful, communicative, responsible and highly experienced with dogs (he won't say, but we're pretty sure he trained our dog out of some bad habits while at Garon's for a week). Garon has our unconditional recommendation and there is no question we will use him again.
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Lowell had a great stay with Garon and Gauge. It was nice to know hat another lab owner was looking after mine.
This was my first time leaving Buster with someone other than friends or family and to say I was nervous was an understatement. Upon meeting them, Garon and his dog Gauge immediately made me feel comfortable. It was instantly obvious that Garon is very knowledgeable about caring for and training dogs and on top of that Gauge is great with other dogs. During my trip Garon was very responsive and even sent me daily updates and pictures. It was a huge relief to know that Buster was in such good hands and enjoying his vacation as well. I will definitely be using Garon again - knowing my dog is being so well taken care of is one less thing for me to stress about while traveling.
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Westley always has a great time with Garon and his buddy Gage, and comes home happy and exhausted. A tired dog is a good dog :)
Garon was fantastic with my 2 Australian Shepherd's! He was very flexible on drop off/ pick up times and sent lots of pictures throughout their stay (which was very reassuring!) When we picked the boys back up Garon gave us great harness tips to keep them from pulling on leash. We will definitely be using Garon again in the future! High recommended!!
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Garon is awesome! Him and Gauge were great with Reagan and Garon gave great advice on the best harness to use for her (she can be a puller). He asked all the right questions at the meet and greet and gave plenty of updates during the vacay. We will definitely be using him again! Thanks Garon!
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Garon did an awesome job watching Windsor. He sent plenty of pictures which was a huge comfort as we rarely leave him with anyone. He was very thorough in getting to know Windsor and his routine. His pup, Gauge, was great company for Windsor.
Garon was awesome, as always. The first time we left Waffles with him was when he was only four months old at 20lbs. Waffles is now 10 months old at 80lbs. When we arrived at Garon's, Waffles was very excited to see his old friend (and I'm sure to show Gauge how big he had gotten since the last time they saw each other). Garon was also great at providing me advice on handling such an energetic dog including other types of leashes I could use. He sent me picture throughout Waffles' stay, which was great!

When we went to pick him up, we could tell that Waffles had a wonderful time!
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Garon and Gauge were great with Tank. He thoroughly enjoyed his vacation...he told me himself. lol.
I am very happy with all the pictures Garon sent and kept me up on how the little was doing while I was away. I recommend him as a dog vacay and will take my little guy back for another vacay! Thank you Garon and Gauge.
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My dog seemed to really enjoy playing with Gauge, Garon's dog. Garon met with me for a Meet and Greet at the nearby dog park where the dogs first met. He also sent me photos of them playing during his stay. I appreciated the video and text updates. Thanks for taking care of Bentley!
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Izzy had a great stay with Garon and Gauge. She got to meet and play with Gauge twice before her stay and was super comfortable because of this. This was our first time using Dog Vacay and Garon patiently helped us through the process and answered all our questions. He also knew all the right questions to asked and made sure he understood important things about Izzy before the visit. He took such good care of Izzy and even made significant process on healing some sores she had that I was struggling to keep up with. Thanks so much to Garon and Gauge! We will be requesting a reservation with them again when I have to travel next!
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Garon was one of the most knowledgeable and professional dog sitters we have ever used; he really knows what he's doing and completely focuses on the well-being of your pet. Thanks Garon!
Garon was awesome with our very energetic 1 year old Golden Retriever Very knowledgeable about canine behavior and eager to cater to our dog's individual needs. Highly recommend ! !
Ella just spent 8 days with Garon and Gauge and had a great time! Garon is flexible, patient and I actually felt great confidence in his care of Ella (who isn't away from me very often) Gauge was also very welcoming and a great friend for Ella who came home very happy. I received wonderful photos and messages while away which kept me at ease and always made me smile. I highly recommend Garon and will be all too happy to use him again.
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Garon was perfect for our pup. Our dog is a bit high maintenance as he doesn't get along with everyone and sometimes portrays fear aggression- Garon knew how to handle him, knew that boundaries are important and respected our rules. Garon gave us photos every day and made us very comfortable leaving Robbie. He also was very flexible with our pick up/drop off times. We will absolutely use him again!
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my dog loves being at Garon's place. Garon takes excellent care of him and gets him out and exercised with his host dog, Gauge. Have used him multiple times now.
Garon was awesome and Madison had a great time! He has a very sweet chocolate lab that she loved having there with her. Garon took photos and videos and sent them to me every day, so I never had to wonder how she was doing. We will definitely be using him again the next time I need a dog sitter!
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Garon is very professional and makes dog care away from home accessible. He is great with all types of dogs. He knows how to manage big, sometimes unruly dogs such as ours. Our dog has grown protective over the years and used to being the only dog around. Garon and Gauge were a good match for our dog, even when she was grouchy. They made our time away possible. Garon even took care of our dog's split paw injury, changing the bandages twice a day.
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Garon did an amazing job caring for my Greyhound. You can really tell that he is extremely knowledgeable about dog behaviors and passionate about his love and care for all dogs. As an added bonus, I got some great pictures of my dog! I would not hesitate to board my dog with Garon in the future.
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Garon did a great job with our two dogs for one whole week! Our dogs have two totally different personalities with two different types of food and two types of meds. Garon was attentive to all our detailed instructions and our pups specific needs, including a new injury that one of our pups just had a few days before drop off! We will definitely rebook! He was also very accommodating with our drop off and our pick up due to a late flight! Awesome service! Highly recommended!
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Garon was fantastic. Highly trustworthy, competent, and caring. He attended to my dog, Tucker, carefully and appropriately with plenty of playfulness and patience. He was observant as to my dog's personality and peculiarities, giving him he needed. Garon sent me lots of pictures, which was very reassuring as I left my dog with him for three weeks AND my dog is a rescue dog with separation anxiety. But Tucker had the best of vacations at Garon's house. He was clearly happy and well cared for. I will be a repeat customer. Garon went far beyond my expectations. He is the East Coast Dog Whisperer.
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Garon took good care of my golden retriever Hank, who is big and rambunctious. He took lots of pics and videos too. He has a friendly chocolate lab that my dog got along well with. I'll definitely bring him back. Thanks!
Garon was great! My pup clearly had a great time over there, and he has a really smart system to deal with multiple dogs if they're not getting along. He was easy to get in touch with and sent pictures.I'm sure Lucy will be going back!
Garon was a great host while I was away for a long holiday weekend. He was extremely accommodating and took excellent care of my energetic lab. She came home tired and happy :) Garon also sent plenty of photos of Gia enjoying herself with the other dogs which gave me peace of mind all weekend.
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Garon was exceptionally responsive and easy to work with. He was communicative while I was away and sent pictures and videos. My dog had a blast playing with others...I'm not entirely sure she wanted to come home. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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Our Dog westley had a great time staying with Garon and his host pup! He sent us lots of photos and kept us up to date with everything. His communication was very professional and prompt. We will definitely be using Garon again.
Garon was awesome! I would definitely recommend him to house your pup!
Garon was very accommodating by helping me out when I had a last minute business trip pop up. He took care of my two dogs and sent a number of funny pictures during their stay. When I picked them up after my trip, I really could tell that my dogs had a great time with Garon, Gauge, and their neighborhood friends. I would definitely be happy to have Garon care for them again in the future.
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