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Troy J.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Troy's Resident Pets

Mark Wahlberg LaFace
Boston Terrier
Male
4 yr 0 mo old

Troy's Apartment

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

About Troy

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Known locally as the Long Beach dog guy you'll usually find me walking my pack up and down Ocean Blvd. I socialize the pups as well as work them out. I've been a professional Trainer since 2009, working with obedience, potty/crate training, leash walking, sporting and tricks. I start my group walks around 9 am and wrap them up around 5pm Monday-Friday. We go to parks, hiking, and to the beach!!! (depending on the dog). I do take overnights for potty trained pups. Overnight dogs are added to pack walks, if they can be, and walked 4-6 times. Overnights start at 5pm and end at 12pm. Holidays, weekends and extended hours are 10$ more, I have a large grassy courtyard thats completely fenced in for the dogs to visit while we arent out walking. All my neighbors have social dogs so we use it as our own personal dog park. The dogs can roam freely around my home, except in carpeted areas. I do not take human or dog aggressive dogs and/or incontinent dogs, but i can help get your dog aggression to dog tolerance.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Troy J.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Troy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Troy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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20 Reviews
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Troy is a genuine dog lover and professional trainer. He is very skilled to watch over a large pack of dogs, yet is able to give one on one time to each pup lucky enough to be in his care.

He takes them to the park as well as the dog beach for a fun day out and has a very large area that is secured for no escapees in his apartment complex. His apartment has a great large area for pups to be lounging when they stay the night. He is very aware of different personality types of pups and makes sure everyone is happy when they are visiting.

He is an expert in socialization of dogs that need to learn how to interact with other dogs that would usually be shy or reserved. He is a cool and calm individual, and so I believe that the pups can tune into that and respect him and love him and will follow any direction he would give in his loving manner.

If your pup loves other dogs and wants a dog park like experience everyday, then Troy is your man and will not disappoint you or your furry friend!
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Love getting all the pictures and updates on how my dog was doing. Comforting to know my dog was getting out for some exercise and socialization. thank you
Troy was great. This being my first time leaving my dog anywhere he made it super easy, and was glad that he kept me up to date about my dog Sundara's daily adventures. 6 minutes after I dropped her off and as I was getting on the plane he sent me a pic of her sitting on leash with the rest of his pack....I was shocked to see her adapting so quickly. Made me feel glad that she was in a safe a fun environment. Loved the fact that because he is a dog trainer he was able to work with her on her leash manners. He will be my go to Dogy Vacay buddy the next time I need a do sitter. Thanks Troy!
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Troy is great with Kora! Highly recommend him.
Troy was great, he knows how to handle my young (70 lb) pup, and that kept me at ease the whole weekend. Really good about taking the dogs out for exercise and socializing!
Troy was an excellent pet sitter. He was very gentle and caring with my elderly dogs. They were happy and smiling when i arrived home. He was very good at making sure they got their meds and were comfortable with their aging little bones. I knew they were in good hands the moment we met. I have never left my pets of 15 and 13 and 5 years with anyone other than family and they were so content.

If you're looking for a pet sitter that you can feel confident and secure leaving your precious fur babies with I highly recommend Troy!
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Troy is an amazing pet sitter. He is kind and gentle and my little old ladies loved their visit. When I arrived to pick them up they were calm and happy and comfortable. They were happy and at ease, indicating that their first trip over night with anyone in their long lives had been pleaseant and stress free.
He understood all their various old lady requirements and they came back to me in a well loved condition.
Your pets will be happy, comfortable and very pampered in Troys care. I will certainly call him again when i need some care for my fur babies.
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Awesome, my Dash was so much more calmer when he came back which is definitely a plus for us. Troy was responsive and accommodating so we will definitely be using him again!
Troy is awesome. Our 85lb Pit bull Bruce needed a reliable, caring dog sitter for the next day and Troy replied within minutes. Troy is kind, confident, understands dogs well, and communicates about your pups behavior during the day. While I was nervous about having to leave Bruce with someone I'd never met, Troy immediately put me at ease. And while Bruce didn't want to cooperate on the walk and cried when I first left him, Troy made him feel welcome and invited Bruce back if we needed help again. I highly recommend Troy and am confident we'll be back when we need a trusted dog sitter. Thank you Troy!
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Great communication and easy pick up and drop off. Will use again on my next trip.
After using petsmart hotel and not satisified with their service I thought I'll give dogcavay a try. My first reservation was cancelled last minute so I was panicking who would take care of my superactive, playful and lovable pup. I notified Troy very last minute and he responded immediately to my request. My husband is a little worried leaving mochi to a sitter. I told him we will be getting updates and pictures which petsmart doesnt offer. Troy is truly knowledgeable with dogs. He even know what kind of food im giving to my Mochi without telling him and noticed that it may be the cause of his itching. Mochi had a great time with this stay. He found a buddy which is Troy's resident dog. He played with him right away as soon as he met him. Not only the family is nice but also his dog! I would definitely use him again in the future. Thank you troy for giving us peace of mind while we are away.
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Troy and his family were so friendly and flexible. Our dog came back rested and relaxed from having a good time all day. Highly recommend!
I decided to book with Troy as a sitter for my dog because I read What Troy wrote about himself and the reviews from other people. Everything written was so true.
My dog Mocha was just neutered for a few days when I sent him to Troy's house. Troy took really good care of Mocha. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up. His cuts was already healed and clean.
I was worried because Mocha was supper nervous around other dogs but after week staying with Troy, Mocha is calm now when he sees another dog on the street. I can take him out for a walk anytime I want. I don't have to avoid the time of day when many peole take walk with their dogs in my area anymore.
Though Troy has many dogs visiting, his house is still clean and very neat.
What else can I say about Troy? We made the right choice and we will come back when we need a sitter. Thank you, Troy!
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Troy has been great with our growing, active puppy who was barely 5 months. Troy was very attentive and responsive and he sends awesome pictures via the updates! His pack environment is very healthy and has a good routine for all of the dogs in his care.

We've had Troy watch our puppy twice. This second time there was a small accident that happened between our puppy and another dog, and Troy checked in with us right away. We were grateful with how he handled the situation including contacting DogVacay support (who was also very helpful). Things could have been worse than it was. I don't know that I would have handled the situation better myself.

We'll be definitely going with Troy again in the future.
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Troy is awesome and when I need a sitter for my dogs he will be the person I choose.
Troy was great! He seems very experienced and relaxed around dogs which made me feel more comfortable leaving Ross at his house.
Hey so great with dogs !!! My pup gets a great workout and has a great time while he's there !!
Troy was fantastic! I have pretty annoying anxiety and was nervous leaving my pup with anyone. He sent me updates and Hooper (my dog) looked like he was having such a great time. He walks a pack regularly and has a great enclosed area for dogs to roam around safely off-leash. He even arranged it so my mom was able to pick him up for me and made sure to make the whole experience as easy as possible. I'll be sure to use him again for walks or sitting.
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Troy was great! He made our first experience easy and enjoyable, receiving photos during our vacation was wonderful and reassured us that our pup was having a great time! Thanks again Troy you're awesome!
I contacted Troy at the last minute to pet sit and he responded right away that it would be no problem. When he returned with Cookie he gave me a thorough report. I will definitely be using him again.
I contacted Troy the day before I needed my four-legged companion, Cookie, walked and he responded right away. He even notified me the morning of the walk and when he would be available. I asked if he could push the time back and that was not a problem. He even sent pictures of Cookie out on her walk with the rest of the pack. I will definitely use Troy's services again.
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