Jose & Sam's Dog Vacay

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Jose L.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

Jose's Resident Pets

Samson (Sam)
Labrador Retriever
8 yr 2 mo old
Hamilton (Ham)
Labrador Retriever
2 yr 3 mo old

Jose's Apartment

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Jose

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day. Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well
as dog sitting! I'm happy to stay at your house
or visit your kitty while you're away. I have a spacious 2 bedroom apartment, My Wife & Daughter including myself Love All Breeds of dogs, Gentle Giants are also welcomed ie; Mastiffs, Great Dane , Your best friend will always enjoy a great time in Central Park!! I live in an apartment, and I have no yard, but you can say Central Park is my yard since It's just a block away. Being a dog owner myself, I know it's a lot of responsibilities. I understand the special bond owners and dogs have so I do everything I can to respect that. I treat your dog like I would treat my own. Prior to any dog staying with me and my wife I ask a detailed spreadsheet be completed letting me know all about the dog and the owner preferences. It provides me with all the important basic details, such as feed times, amounts, spayed/neutered, medication etc. But more importantly it lets me know what your dog dislikes and likes. I want your dogs stay to be as comfortable as possible. I also want you the owner to feel assured that your pet is in good hands.

Sam and I will take extra care of your best friend, that's a promise. I know how hard it can be to leave your best friend with a stranger, that's why to give you peace of mind, I will always update you with pics, and even live video of your little pup. . . .or big pup :-) Sam is friendly, has interacted with doggies of all sizes, breeds, and ages.

Your pup will be well supervised, and given plenty of attention. Their vacay will be customized to their particular needs. For example, if your furry friend has energy to burn, then extra walks to the park can be included.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. No question is a silly question when it comes to your 4 legged loved one. I look forward to meeting you and your best buddy, and providing the warm and secure care your pet deserves while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Jose L.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jose's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Jose's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
$40 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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3 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Jose is absolutely the best sitter I've had by far, he's always been and if not available he will make himself available to care for my dogs. For example I had a last minute business trip and one of my dogs is a senior and needs someone to be more than patient with him as I've had horrible experiences in the past with other sitters, Jose's very kind and understanding and knows what it's like to be a doggie parent as he's an owner himself of 2 gorgeous Labrador Retrievers, he's definitely my go to guy always can count on him......thank you for all you've done Jose
Oct 2016
You can tell a person is good with dogs by how they behave towards them. My Duke is always happy to see Jose and his family. He's really good with him and helped me break him out of some bad habits. I recommend him to care for your dog.
Oct 2016
My dog just knows she's in a good and safe environment when she gets to Jose's home. It is warm, inviting, dog friendly and his labs are just the sweetest things ever. Jose is attentive to my dog's needs, and I can tell from the photos he sends regularly that she is getting love and belly rubs all the time. When we walk by his building she tries to pull me towards it because she thinks she's going for a visit. :)
24 Reviews
Jose and his family are always welcoming and treat our dog like part of the family.
Jose is a wonderful sitter. He was so accommodating to us when we had to extend at the last minute. We would thoroughly recommend him!
Absolutely wonderful. Cannot say enough positive things about Jose and his family. They took amazing care of Digby while we were away in Florida. Our regular dog sitter was not available and at the last minute we found Jose. Upon meeting him and his family we felt totally at ease leaving Digby there. He kept us well informed the whole time we were away with updates as well as heaps of photos. All around excellent!
Jose and his family continue to be amazing hosts for my dog Sly. I would HIGHLY recommend them for their responsiveness and flexibility.
I just wanted to say how pleased we are with the way Jose and his family cared for Jedi while we visited our family in Florida. Jedi requires daily medication and needs special care, and Jose provided the attention needed. Jedi has come back healthy and happy.
We were given daily updates and pictures via text messages of Jedi playing with Jose's two dogs, who readily accepted him into their pack.
This is now our third time boarding Jedi with Jose's family and it won't be the last.
As always my pup had a great stay with Jose and his sweet family. My dog usually does not want to leave us but she knows Jose's building and hallway and she pulls to get to his door! He always sends pics and responds to texts and things within minutes. It is just so nice to know that our girl is safe and happy!
My return visit was excellent - Jose was great about welcoming Rogue in when I had a last minute trip, and so flexible with my scheduling needs for the day! Great visit once again.
Jose was an excellent host! He was so receptive to my last minute request (I was worried about leaving my pup at my apartment with no A/C!) and was willing to answer all of my questions the night before I planned to drop her off. He was very accommodating with my morning schedule and he and his family went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and assured that my dog would get along well with his, and she would be totally taken care of. He assured me someone would be with her throughout the day and she absolutely got plenty of time in the A/C :) She was SUCH a great match for his very playful pup, Hamilton, and his totally easy-going dog, Sam. I would absolutely trust my baby with him and his family again!
5 stars!!
Great people, great vibe! I felt so lucky that I found them on dogvacay.
As always, Jose and his family were wonderful hosts for my dog. Especially, with a last minute request! I continue to recommend him!
Jose and his family were great with our pup! They were very accommodating and took the time to make sure we were comfortable leaving her with strangers for the first time. They also made sure our dog was comfortable in their home and with their dogs. Jose was always quick to respond if I texted him any questions, and we got lots of pictures which were also really appreciated. I would recommend Jose to others and would definitely contact him again next time we go out of town. Thanks Jose!
This is like my seventh time using Jose to watch my dog...his family and he have always been very sweet and flexible when watching my dog. I would recommend him to anyone!
Simply put, Jose was great! Sadie was warmly welcomed by Jose and his family and made fast friends with Sam. Meet and greet, drop-off and pick-up were all carried out with ease and we had lots of updates. Sadie will definitely be visiting again!
I can continue to reserve with Jose and he continues to impress me! Always flexible, always unbelievably nice!
This is the second time that Jose and his family have watched Sly...and I couldn't be happier. They were unbelievably flexible with pick-up and drop-off times and I know they took great care of him while he was there.
Jose and his family are great for dogs... Since Jax has been hanging out with Jose and his family he is the Social Butterfly of Harlem. He has girl dog and boy dog friends. Little dogs as well as big dogs friends. Jose and his family are great for all dogs. Glad I found them in Dog Vacay!
Well, where do I begin? I was so affraid to leave my big pup 'Jax' with a stranger. He's big but he's a pup being only 14 months. Well Jose & his family are the greatest. At the 'meet -n greet' Jax took to them right away. And Jose sent us plenty of update pictures during our time away. I will be using him again... soon!
Jose and Caroline were wonderful. They cared for and gave a home away from home to Jedi, our 65lb active pointer lab mix. They kept us posted on how he was doing and really showed consideration and professionalism in caring for our big mutt. Jose often takes his dog guests to a fenced in field on a farm in Jersey so they can run off leash. He really enjoys taking care of dogs and showing them a good time. We will definitely use them again, and I would strongly recommend this team to anyone who wants to board their dog.
Jose and his family were absolutely wonderful hosts for my dog. They were VERY flexible on the pickup and drop-off times. Jose has a great apartment with plenty of room for his dog (who is an absolutely sweetheart) and the guest dog. He's also conveniently located right next to Central Park.

I would DEFINITELY recommend Jose as a host to anyone.
We felt very comfortable leaving our 9 month old Bernese Mountain Dog with Jose. He was very detail-oriented and conscientious about making our pup feel right at home. We would definitely board with him again.
Jose (and his lovely family) were amazing! He met us in the park and was immediately so in tune with our dog. There were other dogs for sophie to play with and he sent us pictures every day. He always got back to me within a half hour or so if I had a question.

They texted right away with any concern. For example, our dog always eats really slowly while lying down and they texted me to make sure that this was normal for her. That was really impressive to me.

I could tell that Sophie was well taken care of and loved while we were gone!
My two dogs (a Pug & King Charles) had a wonderful time. Jose and his family are great and spoiled my dogs while i was gone. I got photo updates every day, they seemed to have a blast. I will definitely use him again in the future. :)
Jose was great! Daisy needed a long stay due to the holidays. He sent photos everyday with the latest happenings. Also, Daisy required meds because she had a little incident before we left and Jose was very agreeable to provide the extra care. She healed while we were away :)

I would recommend Jose for sure! He was really flexible and helpful. I felt very comfortable leaving Daisy with them and know she was spoiled while I was away.
Jose was GREAT! He took wonderful care of Georgia, and was communicative throughout her stay with him about how she was doing. Definitely recommended!!
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