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Ben Y.

43 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Ben's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home

About Ben

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am retired, live in a house with a big fenced yard and walking distance to a lake and trails. I have looked after over dozens of dogs no matter big or small. I take the dogs out for daily walks. My limit is two dogs at a time, occasionally a short over lap is fine.

I am an absolute dog lover !

Your pet will be treated and loved as my own, they all go home with homemade cookies too.

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Can administer oral medicine

Ben Y.

43 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 13, 2016

Credentials

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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ben's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ben's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
43 Reviews
Ben is a great host. He updated us with video and pictures every day while our dog was in his care. He certainly has the passion of taking care of the fur pets. My dog had a great time staying with Ben.
Ben is a fantastic host. My dog loved his stay there and I appreciated the regular email updates/pics from Ben. The house is huge, in a nice neighborhood and has a big fenced-in backyard for the dogs to play in. I would definitely recommend.
There are not enough word to describe how great Ben is at taking care of my dog and all the dogs he looks after. My dog is a little afraid of people and he is very patient and encouraging...when I got home she was even still going to him for living pets...she gets lots of affection and lovely healthy treats and lots of exercise.

I was able to have a wonderful relaxing holiday because I new she was in very competent and caring hands .
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Ben is awesome! This was the second time our dog Juno stayed with him, and we will definitely book with Ben whenever we need the best care for her. Ben provided a steady stream of photos, videos and update emails so we could see for ourselves how happy she was. Having Juno in Ben's care enabled us to have a worry-free vacation - again! Juno loves Ben. Hhetakes care of her with great enthusiasm and compassion. 5 stars for Ben!!
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Ben is a very thoughtful & caring babysitter. Lots of updates & videos too. I realized as soon as I met him that all would be fine and ...it was! I would not hesitate to leave my beloved 15yr lab mix Oscar with Ben again & will do so next time for sure!
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Ben requested meet and greet first which we did. Had a nice meeting (he has the best mowed lawn in the neighbourhood!). I appreciated the meet and greet as for me, it's nice to pre-introduce my dog to a new place. Next day, dropped off my dog. Throughout the day, received numerous photos and videos: each with detailed commentary. I really appreciated this and it totally put me at ease. When I picked up my dog early evening, we left with a freshly baked batch of dog cookies which my dog loved and I thought was a super thoughtful touch. Will definately book again!
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I was so happy with Ben. We left our 7 month goldendoodle Maisie with him for 4 nights. Ben sent us pictures and videos every day. Maisie had such a great time. We will send her to stay with Ben next time we go out of town. Thanks so much Ben!
We're picky dog parents. We don't trust just anyone to take care of them so we met Ben for a meet and greet to see how they get along. From the moment we met him and from the detailed information he requested from us, we knew he was the right one to take care of our dogs.

We have two Shiba Inus and they are high energy dogs who can be quite mischievous so we needed someone who can keep up with them. One of our dogs also had a medical concern while we were away that required daily pill and ointment administration twice a day and she absolutely hates that. We knew whoever took care of them had his/her hands full and Ben seemed ready for the challenge.

Our dogs seem to never run out of energy but Ben managed to tire them out with long walks and lots of plays in his huge backyard. We felt relieved to receive updates and videos several times a day from Ben to let us know what they were up to that day. They went on walking adventures, were spoiled with treats (some homemade), and the last video of the day was usually both of them passed out from the day's activity. After the first day, we knew they were in great hands and we were able to not worry about them and enjoy our trip. This was a huge relief for us since our dogs are good escape artists and fast runners so we always worry about them when we are away for a long time.

We know that our dogs are a handful but Ben did a great job with them. We highly recommend Ben and will use his services again!
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Ben was great. Attentive to my dog giving her multiple walks and attention
Ben is great! Cuteness felt very comfy and happy in his home.
Shelby, our Border Collie/Sheltie x, spent 2 weeks in July at the lovely home of Ben and Lisa. We had only adopted Shelby 4 months prior to this time and were a little anxious about going on vacation without her. However, from the meet and greet to picking her up upon our return, Ben made us feel comfortable. We looked forward everyday to his emails, pics and videos. He is a wonderful man who obviously loves dogs. Shelby bonded with him very quickly. She is 9 years old but still full of energy and Ben ensured that she got lots of exercise and also had lots of time for napping. It was extremely hot for those 2 weeks and Shelby was happy to hang out on the tile floor in the basement. She had the extra pleasure of spending her 2 weeks with Jakie, a gentle greyhound. Shelby got a new toy shortly after that and we named it Jakie. She was a little spoiled (lots of yummy homemade treats) but, hey, that's what vacations are for!
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Our Gizmo absolutely loved Ben and Lisa. The videos and pictures put us at ease knowing Giz was happy and was having tons of fun. We definitely recommend Ben and will see if he's available next time we need a doggy home stay.
A++ Ripley and family give a huge thanks to Ben (and Lisa)! Another two trips away and Ripley's time at her dogvacay was awesome as always!
Rooney stayed with Ben for a full 2 weeks this time and he had a blast. It was hard for us to be away for that long and it was such a relief to know that Rooney is in such good hands. Thank you Ben!
Another terrific vacation for Ripley. She was treated like a princess yet again, this time over Easter weekend with fresh roast turkey dinner too. Thank you Ben and Lisa for being so generous and loving! Ripley can't wait to see you in the summer.
Chewie had a wonderful stay with Ben and can't wait to go again! We received lots of updates, pictures and videos of their adventures together and we were completely at ease while on vacation. Chewie even came home with a little loot bag of treats Ben had made for him. Thanks Ben!!
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What a wonderful dog sitter!

Ben cares so much for the dogs he looks after. The photos and updates were daily, so there was no need to worry about Marie while we were gone. I knew she was in good hands. I could see that she was happy and comfortable.

I can't recommend Ben highly enough. Any dog would be lucky to stay with him!
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ben and lisa are fantastic with our two shih tzus. they always come back to us with smiles on their faces! we appreciate all the videos and photos that they send us while we are away - it's easy to see that our pups love staying with them. ben and lisa's house is their second home! we feel very fortunate to have found such a great place for our dogs to stay at, and have used ben and lisa many times. they are very kind, patient, and attentive to our dogs. we highly recommend!
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Ben took very good care of my dog, who is very shy. At the end of her stay, she was comfortable, well cared for, and happy. Ben sent regular updates, and is clearly some one who dog sits because he enjoys having dogs around.
Blackie had a great time with Ben. Ben is a kind and caring pet lover and we are very Blessed to have found him here :) Looking forward to the next vacay! Thanks Ben :)
A++++! Ripley had another two successful vacations this summer at Ben's place. He is a fantastic doggie caregiver, excellent with update emails, pics, and videos, and so generous with his goodbye treats. We believe that Ripley views Ben and Linda as part of her family now and we are so thrilled to have found such excellent caregivers for us to depend on for all of her future dog vacations. Thank you so much.
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Great Host! Thank you Ben for taking such good care of Blackie, he was happy to see us yet I could tell he would have stayed if we let him! :) Lots of updates provided and a very warm and caring caretaker to say the least. We are actually booked for another weekend and will definitely request Ben again!
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We are so incredibly grateful! Ben is amazing. We were scrambling to find someone to care for our 2-year old husky/border collie. I confess it was a little scary going this route, instead of relying on people we know. But the reviews were so positive and our meet-and-greet went so well, that we decided to take the plunge. When we took Juno to Ben's house to drop her off, she knew exactly where she was from the meet-and-greet, and she was perfectly happy and eager to be there. Ben sent us several emails with photos and videos of our happy dog before we'd even boarded our plane, and the emails continued throughout her stay. It was obvious that Ben was taking such good care of our dog, and that she was truly happy there. We hate to be away from our wonderful dog, but should we ever need to travel without her again, we will definitely arrange for Ben to care for her. We wish we could give him 10 stars!
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We are so thankful to Ben and Lisa for opening their home to our precious girl, Ripley, a 5 yr old Bernese Mountain Dog. We recently moved to BC away from our family and our other in-home dog sitters. We had tried another local non-dogvacay in-home sitter but Ripley didn’t feel comfortable there and went on a hunger strike while we were away which was extremely scary for all involved. As a result, we needed to find another dog sitter and were so very desperate to find the perfect fit for her. I was even contemplating never going on vacation again but my rational husband kept searching. Thankfully, he came across Ben Y at DogVacay who is the perfect fit for our family. The reviews are all true. In fact, Ben is the best dog sitter we have ever encountered, and we’ve had some great sitters. He was so nurturing and sensitive to Ripley (and us). We booked a one night stay as a trial/warm up visit. He sent us photo and video updates within the first hour to let us know she was adjusting well, then follow up videos of her eating and drinking with no hesitation or anxiousness whatsoever. We could see Ripley was just as relaxed and happy as she would be at home. There was a 1.5 yr old lab puppy staying at the same time so Ripley had a buddy. It was great for us to see how good Ben and Lisa were with both dogs, especially of differing ages. We know Ripley is in terrific hands whether there alone or with another visiting dog. As a bonus, Ben sent her off with his special homemade dog treats which she loves. We have booked Ben's dog care for two other visits later this summer and are looking forward to going on vacation knowing our sweetheart is being cared for by such an excellent, caring, and knowledgeable dog sitter. Thank you so much, Ben!
- Deb and Peter
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This was Emma's second stay with Ben. The moment we got there she jumped out of the truck and was so excited. She ran into the house and made herself at home. We are so happy that we have found the perfect place to leave Emma when we travel. Thanks Ben for being so caring, see you soon :-) Susan and Bill
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We would highly recommend Ben. He sent us an update everyday with pictures and a few videos. It gave us peace of mind as this is the first time our dog Emma has been in someone else's care since our other dog Quila passed away in January. We will definitely be sending Emma to Ben the next time we go away!
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We are so happy we found dogvacay and especially Uncle Ben for our mini-dachshunds Ernie & Joe. They were so happy and well taken care of over Spring Break. Ben is a true animal lover and is providing a wonderful service. We will definitely be returning in the future, and have no hesitations in recommending Ben & Lisa. Our boys really enjoyed the home baked cookies as well. Thank you
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I highly recommend Ben and Lisa! They took such great care of our lab Penny while we were away for the weekend, we were blown away by the attention and love she received! I will not hesitate in leaving her again with 'Uncle Ben', he even sent her home with a bag of homemade dog treats! Thank you Ben and Lisa for making Penny's stay so great!
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Ben was a great choice for our one year old Boxer! Ben took such great care of our pup in the 10 days we were away. We received several photos and videos each day so we knew he was having a great time. The stay with Ben was also really great for our pup's doggie social skills. We will definitly be calling Ben the next time we go away. Thank you so much!
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Ben did such an excellent job taking care of Porter! He emailed videos and photos of Porter daily. He baked dog cookies and even bought extra toys after Porter chewed through some. He always answered our email very quickly. Ben was also very accommodating with the pickup and drop off time. When we picked up Porter, all supplies were packed and ready to go. I was especially moved by the heart-felt goodbye between Ben and Porter. It was very obvious that Ben cared for Porter as his own. We couldn't have asked for a better host, and will entrust Porter in Ben's care whenever we are away. Thank you again, Ben, for the wonderful time and care you gave to Porter. We think Porter misses you!
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Over the Christmas holiday, our sensitive one year old lab mix had the good fortune of staying with Ben and his wife. We were quite nervous to leave her as she loves people and hates being left alone. We knew a boarding kennel would not be a good fit. Ben calmed all our fears by sending us many emails and pictures the first night and continued to update us regularly. We got to see her first playtime in the snow and even a special trip to Petsmart where she got a Christmas present. We know that she received special attention and care during her stay. It was clear she had become attached to Ben and when we first got home she whined while looking for him. I'm sure she misses him and whenever we travel again, she will surely go for a doggie vacay at Uncle Ben's!
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This was the first time we had used DogVacay. We met with Ben and Lisa and they were very accommodating with our requests from feeding to exercising Bentley. We appreciated all the updates, videos and photos that were sent daily, we knew our dog was in good hands.
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We left my dog Callie with Ben overnight and she loved her stay. He kept us constantly updated on her activities via emails and pictures. Next time we go out of town, we will not hesitate to leave her in Ben's care again.
What a wonderful experience. My husband and I live in California. We had been traveling in our RV and visiting friends in Canada, then we flew to Alaska to met up with our children for 12 days. We would have to leave our two golden retriever's, Lulu and Kihei and our RV in Vancouver to make this work. I was so stressed out about leaving them and being so far away from them for so long. We have never boarded them, when we have gone away they have always stayed with family. We went to meet Ben and Lisa the day before, they were lovely people and had a big fenced yard, I was feeling a little better about it. The day we dropped them off I cried all the way to the airport, I know that sounds silly, but these two our my fur daughters and are very attached to me. Ben was wonderful, he assured me that they would be fine and he would take good care of them. He sent e-mails and pictures daily, giving me updates on how they were doing. They looked so happy and comfortable. He even walked them every day. Sorry, if I'm going on and on, but Ben and Lisa were AMAZING.... We will be back in Vancouver to visit friends, and we will for sure make a stop to see Ben and Lisa.
Thank you soooo much!
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We had our 3 yr old golden retriever spent 3 weeks with Ben. During the whole stay he would send us via emails constant updates and movie clips/pictures. At the end of the trip, i think Sherbert doesnt want to leave. The most trustworthy dog sitter we had experienced in Vancouver BC.
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Second time with Ben and Lisa. I can't say enough good things. Again lots of pics, happy dog, well looked after and I didn't worry a bit. I felt very confident in Ben and even my kids have started calling him "uncle Ben" because of all the pictures. My dog is used to having people around, and Ben and Lisa are the best!
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Our dog is not the easiest to look after, being very shy. Ben was very seisitive to our dog's needs for her own space, gave her enogh time to be familiar with the new environment on her first day.
On the second day, Ben had won our dog's trust, and when we came to pick her up, we were greeted by the usual bouncy and happy dog.
Thank you Ben, so very very much for looking after our dog.
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I would recommend Ben and Lisa very highly. You can tell they love dogs and treated our boy like one of the family. Ben sent lots of pictures and I was confident that my schnauzer was well looked after. Ben also confirmed that I would be okay with another dog staying at the same time and during the stay he made sure that the two got along and each got special attention. When I picked my dog up I could tell that he felt very comfortable with both Ben and Lisa and their home. Ben even brought to my attention a spot on my dogs tooth that I hadn't noticed. My dog came home happy and didn't have any issues after being away.
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Ben was extremely accommodating, I had a last minute need for a dog sitter and he stepped up to the plate no questions asked! During Bella's stay she required 2 types of eye drops 3 times a day and they took that on with no complaints! While I was away they kept me up to date with pictures and no doubt she looked very happy! And upon my return they sent her home with extra treats and new toys! This is a very special and loving family and I'd leave Bella with them again in a heart beat!
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Ben and Lisa treated our baby like their own and I think she was spoiled - just the way she likes it! We got lots of photos while we were away. When we picked Molly up she was happy to see us but obviously very comfortable at home with Ben and Lisa.
Trevor and I were delighted to meet Ben and Lisa who took wonderful care of our dog Daisy over the Christmas holidays this past year. Ben is particularly fond of animals and it really shows. He even sent us photos of Daisy for the first few days to show us that she was settled in and also made a part of their family while we are away. Also, we made an error with our booking and our flights coming back were delayed and this was no trouble at all as we had great communications with them. They even brought Daisy to us to drop her off at the end of her stay! The experience of booking with Ben and Lisa exceeded our expectations and we definitely recommend booking with them for your Dog Vacay.

Thank you Ben and Lisa, we are very greatful!

Emily & Trevor
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As it was the first time that I had to leave my baby with a stranger, I was a bit apprehensive but after meeting Ben & Lisa and seeing how they all liked each other, I felt a lot better. Lucy spent almost 3 full days with them and I was very happy to see how she took to them and them to her. I will gladly leave her with them any time that we have to travel and cannot take her with us.
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A great experience form start to finish. Jess came back from her stay exhausted and i knew she had so much fun, Ben and his wife Lisa went above and beyond all of our expectations. We will use them again if we need a god sitter.
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