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Tom B.
San Francisco, CA 94132
27 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Tom's Resident Pets

Ruby
Norwich Terrier
Female
14 yr 9 mo old

Tom's House

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Outdoor area

About Tom

I'm a work-at-home Realtor and former breeder of champion Norwich Terriers. I get a kick out of hosting pups of all breeds, sizes, ages, and needs.

My super-friendly 12 y/o Ruby and I live in a ground floor townhouse in a grassy, park-like setting close to Stonestown Mall, SF State, and Lake Merced (easily accessible via Rt. 280 or 19th Ave). We're just 15 Minutes +/- from SFO if you're dropping off or picking up en route to holiday or home.

There is a great enclosed dog-run here on the property and we're just a short drive from Ft. Funston if your pup likes the beach.

I rarely have more than one or two additional dogs on board so we're only operating at a fraction of capacity w/ no lack of love, walks, and attention to be had here for regular visitors and new pup-pals alike.

Please ask about special pick-up/drop-off pricing, 2014 holiday rates, and extended stay specials.
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Tom B.
San Francisco, CA 94132
27 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 23, 2015

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tom's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Tom's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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27 Reviews
Tom is great!
Tom is terrific. Very friendly and helpful in making these arrangements. I think our pup is making friends with his sweet Ruby, and that's saying a lot!
Tom was amazing! He watched our dog over the Thanksgiving holiday and was so wonderful. It was the first time I had ever left my dog overnight with someone other than family, so I was a bit nervous. Upon meeting him I was no longer nervous. He took such great care of our dog and I would definitely book with him again. He went above and beyond my expectations. Great service all around. Thanks Tom!
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Tom is great! He sent me a few pics- clearly our dog was having a wonderful time. Tom is very easy to work with and is a real pro at this. I don't know what we'd do without him!
Tom is awesome! Super friendly and great with animals. Our pups were so happy to meet him and they were exhausted when we picked them up :) Tom sent daily updates by text including pictures. We'd board our pups again with him in a heartbeat!
Tom is great. Kind, smart and flexible.
Tom was very flexible with making arrangements, as he was taking in my two dogs as a follow-on stay from another dogsitter. Both dogs needed medications, and Tom was completely unfazed and took it all in stride. His caring attitude definitely put me at ease, and he was very attentive to both of my dogs' behaviors during their stay with him. I could tell from his frequent updates that he was a very involved caregiver, and was closely monitoring both dogs. Thanks Tom!!
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Tom did an excellent job hosting our dog Chelsea over the holiday break. It was my first time using dogvacay and I was a bit nervous. Tom quickly put me at ease with updates which continued throughout the stay.

Communication was easy and arranging for drop off/pick up was a breeze.

Chelsea had a nice time making friends with Tom's adorable dog Ruby, and was her perky happy self upon pickup. I would definitely use Tom again.
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Tom was a great host! Copper went for long daily walks, got to lounge on the couch and generally had a great time. How do I know this? When we picked Copper up, he was in great form and slept most of the day which translates to happy and tired. I don't have another trip planned til spring. But might jut have to plan one so Tom can dogsit again!
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Tom was excellent. He loves dogs, and took the time to find out what my dog likes (e.g. taking him to the beach :). Tom was super responsive, both leading up to the visit, and then sending pics and updates while we were traveling.
Tom seemed really caring and kind with our dog, Shakespeare. He sent us a photo of our pup at least once each day and kept us apprised of Shakespeare's activities/outings. Shakespeare seemed very happy when we picked him up and truly seemed to like Tom and his cute dog, Ruby. We will definitely use Tom for our next trip.
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Tom is great! Mickey is 11 years old and I've
never boarded him before. Had to go out of
town for a family wedding and needed to leave
him. Heard of Dogvacay on the radio and took
a chance. Luckily I found Tom! He is kind,
thoughtful and a real "dog guy". Kept me updated
& sent photos. I've used him 3 times and Mickey
is happy when he goes there. Would totally
recommend Tom. Why didn't find him years ago!
Colleen
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This is the first time we have left our dog overnight and Tom made the entire experience so easy for us. We emailed many times prior to drop off and we felt like friends when we showed up. Made us feel welcome and didn't rush us out. I liked that. Sent us photos while we were gone which was so nice. We will be contacting Tom again. 5 stars all the way!!! Thank you Tom.
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Tom was great as always. We're very happy to have him taking care of Warney.
Tom was great with Warner as always - much appreciated.
Marcus enjoyed Tom's company! Thank you, Tom!
I booked a 16 day stay with Tom. The first 10 days I received regular text updates and pictures & was very pleased. Days11-14 Tom went silent. When I did not hear from him I texted him, e-mailed him, emailed him through dogvacay.com and left him voice mails on his phone. No response. This is NOT acceptable. I called dogvacay who agreed it was unacceptable. Shortly after my complaint/concern call to DV Tom finally reached out to me, telling me he lost his cellphone. I replied: Did you lose your computer? He did not. Such behavior is simply inexcusable in my playbook. He also shared with me that my 8 year old dog peed twice in his house: when properly taken care of this should not happen and has never happened with anyone else who has been a pet sitter for my dog in the past. Let alone with me in my own house. Therefore tread with caution.
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Tom is the BEST!! Very caring, cooperative and welcoming host!
Tom was a great host! We'll definitely be back in the future.
tom's the best. my wife and i are really comfortable leaving our pooch with him. he takes the stress out of our weekends away. highly appreciated.
Tom took great care of Warner. He's very professional and communicative. Our time out of town was more relaxing knowing that Warner was comfortable. Highly recommended.
Tom did a great job watching our dog Nettie over the holidays. He sent us photo updates every day and was a great communicator. I knew Nettie was in good hands with Tom!
Tom is the nicest, sweetest guy and our Esme LOVES him! We feel so comfortable and confident leaving Esme with Tom as we know he takes impeccable care of her.
My wife and I were beyond pleased with Tom. He is a caring animal lover and made us feel comfortable leaving our dog Yogi with him. We can not wait for our next trip now knowing we have Tom to take care of our pup. Would recommend him to anyone with the utmost confidence that you will have the same experience. Thanks Tom!
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Tom was great! He is very responsive, and Otto loved hanging out with Tom and his dog Ruby.
Thanks Tom for taking such great care of Sawyer.
Absolutely LOVE Tom! My dog does too! He's extremely timely, sent me fun photos while he had my dog and best of all, my dog was safe and clean during the entire stay. A++++
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