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Christopher S.

136 Reviews
91 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Christopher's Resident Pets

Michael Angelo (Jojo)
Mixed Breed
Male
4 yr 2 mo old

Christopher's House

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

About Christopher

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a great home to take care of your dog! I have a huge backyard just under 1 acre for your dog to stretch their paws. I have a Cattle/Border Collie myself and we love to play out back and go on walks/runs. My dog is great with other dogs and loves having playmates! If your dog is all about the chill and relax life, my dog likes taking naps too. I know plenty of places to go take your dog and get some exercise and a droopy tongue after! My dad use to be a dog breeder when I was a kid and I have grown up around all breeds and sizes. I am looking to save up for school and what better way to do it by spending time with man/woman's best friend! I take plenty of great pictures while you are away and let you see how they are doing. You can also see your dogs on my Facebook and through Instagram @holidoginn

Refer family and friends to sign up through my profile and get a discount on your next reservation! I look forward to taking care of and loving your furry friend!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Christopher S.

136 Reviews
91 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

Credentials

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

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christopher's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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136 Reviews
Briscoe really seemed to love his time with chris and the other dogs that shared a "vacay"! Chris was very flexible with scheduling pick up/drop off and sent me pictures while my dog stayed. The only reason I am giving 5 stars but would probably rate it at 4.5. The reason is that I dropped the pup off freshly bathed, but upon pickup he had a significant smell to him. I'm sure it was just from other dogs, but it was bad enough I had to roll down the the windows driving home and bathe the pup immediately when I walked into my house. Chris was a fantastic host and I plan to use his service again in the future.
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Our pup is usually a bit shy at first with unfamiliar people but she really likes Christopher so it was no problem to drop her off. Then we could tell from the pics that he sent that our girl was having a great time. She got home so tired she zonked out for hours. We would take her back any time.
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My dogs loves to Stay with Chris. Thank you ??????
My dogs loves to Stay with Chris. Thank you ??????
Chris was incredibly kind, responsive and flexible. Most importantly, my dog didn't come home with some weird stomach issue like she does when she gets kenneled so I am quite pleased. I will definitely use Chris again!
ChiChi had another wonderful time. Thanks Chris
I truly believe Schooner had a wonderful time his first time away from home. He almost seemed like he didn't want to leave. Thanks Chris
Dropping and picking up panda was an easy process, my first time boarding her and she had a blast. Christopher kept me up to date on pictures and how she was doing. Def great experience and will board my doggy again
This was our first time using DogVacay and one of the first times we have boarded our dog. We chose Christopher based on his glowing reviews and booked a short overnight trip as a trial for a longer upcoming trip we will be taking later on. Communication was professional and I sensed during the meet and greet that Chris was very attentive to the dogs he is watching. He has a nice property for the dogs to play so that was pretty comforting. After the overnight, our dog was happy and tired (good thing!) and everything was better than expected. We will be using Christopher again for sure and would have no problems recommending him to others
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Chris is awesome! My 7 Month old Basenji loved her vacay at Chris' house. Chris is well organized, equipped and takes incredible care of your furry loved ones. And he is super nice!
Molly and Coco loved their time with Chris. We got tons of great pics and updates while we were gone. Both pups were exhausted when they came home which is awesome!
Thanks Chris for taking care for my dog, and sending me pictures of him while I was away.
Our dogs had a great stay with Chris - they slept for a whole day when they came home! He sent us a photo during our trip of the great time they were having! He provided our injured dog with extra TLC to make sure she didn't overdue it while we were away. Thanks so much Chris!
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Thank you Chris great as always!
We have a nervous little dog, who doesn't get left often. Christopher was very quick to respond, and set up a meet and greet right away. We then booked the stay, and felt confident that she would be well cared for. Christopher was flexible with our arrival time, send photos of Sophie having fun in the yard, and was understanding when traffic delayed our return! Sophie came back to us happy and well taken care of! I will recommend him for friends in need of pet care!
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Christopher was great! Sent me 3 pictures of Porter a day. He was so flexible with our crazy schedule and didn't mind is dropping off and picking up after 9 pm. He was so kind and understanding.
Christopher is amazing with Maka , he suggested a meet and greet beforehand to make sure that she would be a good fit and she would be comfortable during her stay. He also sent me picture updates of maka and how she was doing.
Chris is flexible and easy to work with. He texts me pictures of my smiling dog while I'm away. After 3 visits, he is the only dogsitter I have ever used, and he will continue to be my go-to second home for my dog.
Charlie look good and I knew then he was taken good care off. I would happily drops him off again with Christopher.. I now have a safe place to leave him when I go out. Thank you again!!'
The visit went very well. I booked with Christopher again the next week!
Just wanted to say that Christopher was fantastic with my dogs. They seem to be well satisfied when I pick them up! Chris provides photos and a sense of security. I trust Chris with my dogs and I would recommend him for your dogs!
We saw tremendous growth with our Sparky after a short weekend stay with Chris. Before, he growled and snipped at other dogs and people. Now he is interested in playing with our daughter and son-in-law's dog and even follows her around whereas he would avoid her at all costs and would growl and attempt to bite her if she got too close. He would do the same with strangers too. But we haven't seen this behavior in him after being with Chris.
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Mao definitely had a great time staying with Chris!!! And Chris is very quick on responding to questions and request.
Awesome! Our dog loves it there. We are so thankful to have a great place to leave our dog when we are out of town.
I'm so glad we found Chris! He has a huge yard, perfect for our 120lb pup. He sent me pictures of our dog having a great time running around with other dogs he was taking care of.
Excellent!!
This is the second time we have used him, and it's always a great experience. We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with him! 3/2016
It was really great that Christopher suggested a meet and greet before we chose him to watch our four legged loved one, Banner. Our dog wasn't afraid and he was super excited to meet the other guests at the home and it made me feel at ease to know that he would be okay while we were away. Christopher also sent pictures and gave us updates to let us know how Banner was doing which made us feel even more secure. We were very pleased by the level of service provided and would recommend Christopher to anyone!
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Chris was the best dog sitter I ever had. He was all booked up for the day I needed. However he was able to come to my place and check on my dog
He sent me pictures of my dog and msg after each visits. Chris is definitely a dog lover and trustworthy. I am so glad that found Chris.
My trip will be worry free from now on
Thank you so much, Chris!!
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Amazing ! Can't wait to use Christopher again and Copper came home exhausted so I know he had a good time.
My friends recommend Christopher to me . And I thought if they trust him with their dog . .I would too. I contact him to set up a meet and greet and his dog and Copper had a blast in his back yard. When it was time for Copper to actually stay he was fine. Chris sent me pictures of copper and when I picked him up and got home copper was exhausted . I will be using Christopher again . And highly recommend him
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This is the 2nd time Lola is staying with Chris. I love his fast response. I also love that he sends me pictures of my dog.
Christopher was amazing! Blaze had a wonderful time and was happy and exhausted when he came home. Will be using Christopher's services again.
Happy Birthday :)
Christopher is a class act! He's willing to go the extra mile to make sure a new customer feels comfortable getting know him, his dog, and the environment that my dog would be staying in. Really appreciated the photos and texts updates on how my dog was doing while staying there. I've already recommended him to our friends and family.
We'll be requesting his service again!
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Chris was an excellent host to my two doggies! He was extremely flexible with pick up and drop off times. His backyard is huge and the dogs loved it. He is very comfortable around all types of dogs ( I have a 90lbs German Shepherd) and I could tell that my dogs were comfortable with him as well. My dogs were exhausted when I picked them up, they slept all night because they got to play with the other dogs at Chris's house. Overall, I had a great experience and I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member and we will be going back!
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Christopher was great! He was very accommodating with my schedule and my pup had a great time. Thank you!
The dogs had such a great time! We will be using Chris again for sure!
Christopher is the best! My dogs love him, and always have a blast with other doggies! He sends me pictures of my dogs too :)
Christopher was extremely professional, after having a last minute cancellation with are normal dog provider we reached out to christopher and he got back to us within an hour!!! Christopher cared for our dogs as if he was his own brusing his teeth and giving him lots of attention. we will definitely use Christopher for any dog watching needs in the future!!
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This is the second time we have used Christopher to watch our Chloe, and if we ever need to leave her again he is who we'll use. Christopher is responsive and he was very flexible with my time constraints. Thanks Christopher for taking such good care of our family member!
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Chris is an excellent host and Gusteau loves staying at his place. We are booking another 4-day stay with him in a couple of weeks!
Our dogs were with Christopher for three days. Christopher sent pictures showing them looking happy. There were three other dogs for them to play with - according to the pictures - and they were in good spirits when we picked them up today.
Chris was wonderful with Ruby. She had so much fun playing with the other dogs and romping in the pool. I was afraid she wouldn't want to come home with me! We will definitely call on Chris again when we go away.
Loved receiving text photos of my dog outdoors, with other dogs, having a blast. It's great to be able to go out of town and not worry about my him. Thanks, Christopher!
Great back yard for dogs. Great customer service :)
This was the first time I felt good about leaving my 2 dogs while we were away. Christopher sent pictures of the dogs and I could see they were having a great time!! A HUGE THANK YOU to Christopher for taking such great care of my fur babies!!!! I will definetly use him again and would highly recommend him to friends. THANK YOU

Vicki
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We loved Chris as host for our dog. He is very nice and knows how to care for dogs :) During our time away I received photo updates from my puppy Loki always playing with other dogs.
Chris was very flexible for me to pickup my dog late on the same day of my return, which I appreciated very much.
Loki returned home happy and was DogVacay nostalgic for a couple of days.. I think he was having too much fun..
I will definitely leave lucky with Chris on future trips.. Thanks Chris!!
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Chris is a an excellent dog handler, he took a very good care of my dog for a hole week, I absolutely recommend this guy. He is very nice, hospitable, and friendly. I will always board my dog at his place whenever I need to Thank you Chris :)
5 stars!! Always!
Thank you Chris for the good care. The pictures you sent reassured me that Callie was in good hands. She looked very happy.
A wonderful host. Our dog likes to come to stay and play. Drop off and pick up very easy and this host supplies everything for the stay but our dogs favorite kibble. I highly reccomend this host.
We have had our golden retriever stay at Christopher's multiple times. He is always very flexible with us and the pictures we receive always show Laci with a smile!
As always, Christopher never fails to make Gusteau feel at home and happy! I am sure Gusteau will look forward to staying there again next month
We ALWAYS feel secure and without any stress when Chris takes care of our Maddie. She is happy and excited to leave our car, Maddie loves to play with new friends.
Excellent my kids are in a long term situation and he takes care of them as I would like they are his kiss love Chris. I recommend him to everybody
Christopher was incredible! We were very nervous to leave our dog for the first time and Christopher really put our minds at ease. He made my daughter feel better and told her our dog will be on his own vacation as well. Christopher's dog and our dog became very good friends. They played all day and Christopher sent us regular updates with pictures. We were happy to see our dog was having a good time. We would definitely use Christopher again and would recommend him for dog care.
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Good job!
Thank you! Kevin & Anna
Great as always!
Thanks Christopher!
Christopher does a great job taking care of our two dogs and keeps us updated with photos!
Excellent host. The updates he gives me are wonderful Heaven sent to care for my kids
Sara and Gina had a great time at Christopher's. They played outside, got lots of love and met new friends. Christopher kept me updated with pictures. The girls can't wait for their next vacation.
Christopher's home is a great place for Meg to stay. We really appreciate the care and attention that she gets!
Maggie seemed very glad to see Christopher again. She was right at home. I think she has more fun there than at home!
Other dogs to play with, and I'm so glad she gets along with them. It was nice of him to send text pictures of Maggie while we were away. She looked very happy!
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Chris is awesome he sent me pictures updates on my kids.
Thank you Christopher. Curlee was very happy with you. Christoper gave my little Curlee a very good care.
Kona stayed with Christopher for the 2nd time and we are already planning our next two trips! Love the pictures and updates he sends! Kona has a great time there and we don't worry about her at all!
My blue healer "Trapper" stayed the weekend with Christopher S. The process was simple and I was very comfortable leaving Trapper there. The property is ideal for lots up doggies to roam around and there were several happy pups there for Trapper to play with. Thank you Christopher, Trapper will be back.
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Chris is always professional and caring. I trust him completely with my furry sweet companion.
This was the first time for me to leave Iva Bell(my very special girl) with someone from DogVacay. I was unsure if I was doing the right thing, but when I got there Bell greeted Christopher like they were old friends. Through out the day I keep wondering if she was o.k. and then I started receiving pictures of Bell playing with the other dogs. I felt much better.Thank You Christopher for the time you spent with her.
Cheryl
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Chris is great and his house is perfectly suited for caring for dogs. He took care of our dog for 14 days, so it was nice to see someone who took the job seriously and had the house and yard set up to care for our dog. He was very responsive to questions and flexible in scheduling drop offs and pick ups, etc. Highly recommended!
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My dog was very well taken care of and Chris was very friendly and helpful. He sent photos of smokey during her stay to show us how she was doing. We we we very pleased with the size of the facility so smokey could get plenty of activity.
Karmin and Marshall had so much fun. We received pictures daily!
We had a last minute booking and Chris was awesome in scheduling a last minute meet & greet and accepting our reservation. Chris sent pictures to us and I can tell Lucy was having a blast playing with the pups that Chris hosts. We will definitely use him again! Thanks Chris!
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Christopher was great! He made sure Jack got a tour of the yard and met his sweet dog before introducing him to the rest of the gang he was watching that day. His back yard is amazing... a doggie heaven. I felt great knowing that Jack was having a good time while I was enjoying my day in Seattle. (We were traveling from out of state.)

Note: My phone GPS did not get me to his house, so it's worth checking out a map!
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Christopher was awesome! We loved getting pictures during our trip and came home to a very happy doggy. :)
This is the second time we left Gusteau with Christopher. As usual, Gusteau was well cared for. Thank you, Christopher, for being very understanding, accommodating and flexible with his time when my husband could not bring Gusteau earlier because he got tied up in the clinic and also when his flight was delayed and picked him up past 9pm. You are the best! We are looking forward to leaving Gusteau with you again very soon.
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A Great Place to have MaggieMae stay. She is always so happy and ready to go there. Christopher is very good with Maggie and always seems happy to see her. I will continue to use him as her home away from home. I feel good about leaving her there.
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Chris is an outstanding dog caretaker. His attention to details and photo updates is well worth it.
Our dog Charlie really enjoyed his visit. He always has fun with Christopher & the other dogs. He makes new friends on each stay.
We enjoyed getting text with photos & updates during his stay. We know he is being taken care of properly and never worry while we are away.
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As with every other time we have used Christopher we were more than happy with the care our dogs received this last time. Christopher is so accommodating and the dogs always come back well taken care of. We highly recommend him to anyone.
A perfect place to leave your pet. It was truly his home away from home except he now had new 4 legged friends to play with, instead of the usual 2 legged ones. Chris was so nice and accommodating, Thank you for making our trip stress free knowing we didn't have to worry about Riley.
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As previous visits, Maddie had a blast. I love receiving pictures of my baby having so much fun. She is always clean and happy when I pick her up. I also do not have to push her into the place. She is always excited to be there.
Chris is stellar! Blanca loves him and I like him for that! I feel so comfortable and happy leaving her with him....

I certainly would keep sending Blanca his way every time I need someone to care for her.

Christopher is the guy!

Thank you!

Janice C.
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Our dog, Gusteau, who just lost his best buddy (our labrador retriever), seemed to have a wonderful time with host as well as the other dogs at the place. We will definitely leave him there again should we need to.
Christopher is an awesome doggie host. He definitely cares for dogs. He took wonderful care of my doggie. I will definitely use Christopher again. He put my mind at ease. Only down side for me was prince was in doggie heaven he didn't want to leave :) Thank you Chris!
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Super guy, super back yard. He is obviously great with dogs. Helped me out last minute and I am so glad I found him. Thanks Chris! We will be back.
Laci's second visit with Christopher and she came home just as happy as she did the first time. We will continue to use his service when we need to travel without her.
Christopher is a wonderful young man who is an obvious dog lover. I liked his spirit and energy the first time I met him and knew my dogs would be in good hands. Unlike me, while I thought about my dogs and missed them, I didn't have a second worth of worry about their care. I will definitely use him again and have already referred others needing dog sitting to him on this site. Being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer I am surrounded by lot's of dog owner. Christopher will be busy!
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Thank goodness for Chris! Finally, we can travel together. Because of her breed, and medication, one of us always had to stay home with her. She loves going to stay and is so happy in the pix he sends us daily. We are planning quarterly trips to see all the grandkids now that we have someone who loves her as much as we do.
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We are new to DogVacay.com and really did not know what to expect. I selected Christopher based on his reviews and repeat visits by guests. I set up a meet and greet and was very pleased to see that our dog, Laci, walked right into his backyard and made herself comfortable! Christopher was very easy to work with and I LOVED the updates he sent. I think Laci was having so much fun, that she forgot she wasn't a puppy anymore! When my husband took her over the first night of her stay, she gave a full body tail wag upon seeing Christopher, so we knew she would do well. We will definitely book with him again!
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Christopher took such good care for my dogs. He sent me pictures and updates every day!
Can't say enough wonderful things about Chris! We have used him several times, and each time he proves to be extremely accommodating and flexible with our travel plans. He is also great with our shy dog, and even takes the time to text us photo updates, which relieves a lot of stress from leaving our four-legged friend behind!
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Love getting the pictures of Sherman playing and having fun. And it was great that he was all tuckered out when I picked him up. We both cuddled and slept all day. :)
This is a long time coming and I apologize for taking so long. Christopher was awesome. He watched Mekko over the whole Thanksgiving weekend. He was so incredibly accommodating. He let us drop off Mekko off at the crack of dawn and pick him up after mid-night as our flight home was delayed! As Mekko can't talk I can only surmise he had a good time. He was returned happy, healthy, and loved. Christopher sent text pictures and kept us updated on Mekko. We really appreciate his care and would use him again!
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We are so happy and very satisfied with Christopher's services. We especially love the extra care not just for our pet, Blanca but for the whole family by sending us daily photos of her activities while we were gone.

Blanca sure looked happy and well-loved while under his care. Christopher, obviously is a dog-lover! He personalizes his care for every dog-client based on personal needs and personality. We can tell because for a first-timer, Blanca sure looked so at home. We are glad we've found Holidog Inn Express! We now have a "home-away-from-home" for Blanca and won't have to fret every time we have to leave her behind on our travels. Thank you, Christopher!
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I was a little worried because MaggieMae likes people better than other dogs, but she did fine and was a very happy dog. Loved the pictures Christopher sent. She looked like she was very happy and busy. Even looked good with the other dogs. I would highly recommend this home. It was a home away from home. She came back a HAPPY dog. I will definately use Christopher's care again.

Christopher was very quick getting back to me and was able to take MaggieMae at the last minute when my regular sitter had to cancel just before we were scheduled to go out of town.

Connie
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Second time boarding with Christopher and it was a great experience. We will definitely board with him again .
Christopher was a great host! He sent me pictures daily of AJ. He also made sure AJ got plenty of exercise. I would definitely recommend Christopher to anyone who has a dog that needs a getaway.
Mya had a wonderful time, as usual! Thank you, Christopher!!
Excellent!
Meg came home refreshed and happy.
Rocky had a great time here. He was well taken care of and the pictures said it all.
Christopher did a great job! He sent us pictures and let us know how our dog was doing throughout the week. We would definitely use him again.
Marv had such a blast with Christopher! The photo updates were great. I'm definitely going to be keeping Christopher's contact information for future stays :) Thanks Chris!
Chris was awesome. our boys came home happy and a little worn out from all of the play. Great yard and sleeping arrangements.
WOW this was the best boarding experience I've ever had! Christopher sent me pictures of Teddy throughout the week, and was completely flexible with pickup and dropoff. I would definitely use him again, Teddy seemed to have a great time! Very reasonably priced. Awesome job!
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Sasha had a blast and made new friends. So much room to romp and play. So thankful for finding Christopher as his love for the dogs is so apparent.
I could tell by the pictures Chris sent me that Sherman was having a great time. It was a large relief to find a new place for Sherman to stay when I am out of town.
Chris spacious back yard, fenced, and plenty of dogs including his own that your pup will get to play with. If your dogs needs supervision for health issues then from my experience after first few days then I would have selected a different sitter to match my dogs needs.
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We are so happy we found Christopher on DogVacay! Our vacation planning used to be so stressful while trying to figure out who would care for our pooch. We no longer have to stress out, Christopher is the best, we feel like we're leaving our Chloe with family.

We recently took a 5 day vacation, Christopher sent us pictures of Chloe playing happily which keep our minds at ease so we could enjoy our vacation. Just what we needed!

If your travel plans take a turn for the worst, you can count on Christopher to work with you to come up with a plan that works for everyone. When our flight plans home were abruptly changed, he was available right away to work out the details. We are so thankful that he was able to respond so quickly when we needed it most.
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Chris' Holidig Inn does an amazing job. He took Swiper last minute and took care of him. Swiper always comes back happy.
so nice to not worry about Meg
Sammy loves being at Christopher's, playing nonstop. I was not the one who picked Sammy up, so didn't talk to Christopher about the day, but saw pics - thanks, Christopher - and Sammy was having fun. This is a great place for dogs.
Our meet & greet went really well. Charlie had his first stay with Christopher and I am impressed. Charlie came home tired from all the fun he had that day. The text photos thru the day made me happy to see my Charlie's big smile. I knew he was safe & I felt a peace of mind.
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I appreciate Christopher's flexibility with my crazy work schedule. He delivered on what we agreed regarding the care of my dog and my dog was relaxed after spending the day with him. Since my dog deals with anxiety I knew Chris had done a supersuperb job at following our home routine because Buddy acted like he had not been away from me at all. Chris's home is well gated and I feel good knowing my dog is in safe hands.
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Meg came home happy and relaxed. Our first experience with Dog Vacay was great!
Our goofy dog had a blast at Christopher's place. When we came to pick her up, she wasn't intense on getting out. She was almost reluctant to leave her new friends. Chris was so wonderful to her and you could tell he knows what he is doing. He sent us pictures of Maddie having fun, tongue hanging out and a happy look to her face. While we were gone, there was a thunder and lightening storm. Chris made sure that Maddie was feeling safe and secure. Just like we would have. Telling all my friends!
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Christopher always takes great care of our dogs and sends lots of excellent photos too. We couldn't be happier with his service.
I stumbled upon DogVacay.com and contemplated on a great host for my dogs. Truth be told, I was very nervous at the prospect of leaving my dogs to a complete stranger; however, the meet and greet really allowed me to assess whether that host would be the best choice.
I am extremely satisfied with Christopher and the care he had given my dogs for the week I was gone. Here is why:
Lots of play space: he has a good size fenced yard with another adjacent wilderness-ish area attached to it.
Chris' demeanor: Very calm. Polite. Gentle. Considerate. Patient. These traits are pretty important to me since my dogs tend to have anxiety when I leave.
Undivided attention: Chris only had my dogs booked for that whole week. I am sure my dogs basked in the attention they were getting.
Pictures: I loved looking at the pictures he had taken of the dogs! It was such a comfort to me that they looked like they were having a blast with Chris.
Great deal: Since he had such awesome reviews and his services are sought after, DogVacay.com gave him a discount card to use for his next client! Really great timing for me! =)

Chris was a phenomenal host. He also tried to implement a schedule that is fairly similar to the schedule I follow through with my dogs at home. This helped provide some sense of normalcy for them. Would I chose him again? Yes! In a heart beat!
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This was Swiper's second visit. Chris accommodated me last minute and like before took great care of him. Swiper comes back very happy. Outstanding
**OUTSTANDING!!!**
Chris was recommended by the owners of Old San Juan (AMAZING PUERTO RICAN FOOD) in Lakewood, WA. My dog Swiper loved his stay and the proof was in the pictures Chris sent me. He is very professional and customer service oriented. He is very military friendly and even picked up Swiper at my location. I will continue to use the services of Holidog Inn. I highly recommend Chris anytime.
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When we dropped "Rocky" off for his weekend stay at Holidog Inn Express, we were welcomed with open paws by Chris's personal pet, Michaelangelo. "Rocky" and "Michaelangelo" hit it off. They are both Border Collies, (Rock has a little Besenji in him which keeps him on his toes) Chris is very professional and caring for the canine guests he serves. The backyard is a dog's paradise. Lots of room to run and explore. It reminded me of a dog park you might find in the middle of a forest. Trees, hills, trails, and obstacles to climb on, and all fenced in to keep the other critters out. Chris has managed to turn his backyard acre lot into a theme park meant for Fido. As we were enjoying our own theme park in Idaho, we received pictures of "Rocky" It was very thoughtful of Chis to let us know that our canine companion was having a doggy good time.!
We will certainly use Chris again. "Rocky" was said to see his friends go, but we will be back!!
Thanks again Chris, and good luck with your new venture!!
Darrin B
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Christopher was awesome! I left my two dogs with him for two weeks and they had a great time. He posted dozens of pictures on dogvacay throughout their stay so we knew they were doing well. We will definately use him again. Thanks a lot!
Chris was very great with Bear. He sent us updates and pictures during the stay, and it was great to see our pup having so much fun. When we picked him up he was super worn out from all the exercise that he got, which was great for the drive home. Another plus is that Bear is nipping less now AND walks into his kennel at will. He has also not had any accidents since coming home! Thank you Chris! We will definitely come to you when we need a sitter :)
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Great host, based on pictures looks like my dogs had a blast. We had Christopher pick up and deliver out dogs which was very convenient for us. We would highly recommend Christopher as a dog sitter.
Chris was awesome! He took great care of our dog Riley and communicated with us in a timely manner if we had questions. I love the picture updates he sent daily! I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
Look no further for the best dogvacay host. Chris is awesome. His house has a fully fenced yard for puppies that love to explore. If you like, he will even send you daily pictures of your dog! Our dog loved her time with Chris and can't wait to go back. :)
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This was Sassy first time at a doggie daycare. She did awesome. Chris didn't even have to use the No Bark spray or pet ease. Highly recommended. Thanks again Chris.
Great experience. One of my dogs is not really good with strangers but Christopher was great with her and she settled in right away. We loved getting the photos while we were gone and seeing what a great time they were having. My lab loved being in the doggy pool and Christopher was so nice to make sure that she was dry before we picked them up. Two paws up from Winnie and Pebbles and I am looking forward to our next doggy vacay. Thanks so much!
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Christopher is an excellent host, he was very flexible with our schedule. He provides a wonderful environment for your pet to stay in. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with him and I know she had a good time on her own little vacation (got the pictures to prove it) while we were on ours. Will definitely use Christopher again when we need a place for our Chloe to stay!
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Sammy had a great time with Christopher and Michael Angelo today. He and Michael Angelo played and played and played. We will definitely leave Sammy with Christopher again.
I'm in awe for Christopher. Not only did he take my baby blackie on such short notice twice, but also blackie absolutely loved him. I was very worried about blackie's stay because he is very picky about who he's around and he's very protective of me and my family, so he's either really shy, or not fond of you. Blackie was absolutely very fond of Chris. I'm so glad that Blackie had a blast. And, I was also less worried because Chris kept me updated me with pictures and how he's doing. I definitely recommend Christopher and we will be returning.
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Christopher was very good with my dogs and responsive. He took them on short notice and was flexible with my schedule ( had to drop off at 9am and picked up following day at 9pm). Overall great experience and my pups can be a handful.
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