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Dennis C.

30 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 - Bull Terrier

Dennis's Resident Pets

German Shorthaired Pointer
6 yr 1 mo old

Dennis's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Dennis

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As a lifelong lover of dogs, I spend many hours as a volunteer at the SPCA. On Saturday mornings, you will find me at the farmer's market giving dog baths to raise money for the shelter. I also volunteer at other fund raisers and events to promote adoptions and foster programs. Besides walking the dogs, I work with the timid ones to help socialize them so their chances of getting adopted are better. I have learned many techniques in handling, caring for and entertaining dogs while supervising at a canine day care socializing up to twelve dogs at a time. My wife and I have two shelter dogs at home. Between the two of us, we make sure the dogs are not left unattended for long periods. Our home is on the Outer Banks on a half acre lot in a quiet neighborhood perfect for dog walks. We have a large shaded fenced-in back yard for playtime and supervised exercise. All safety measures are taken to ensure that your dog is safe. Dogs are only fed food and snacks that owner provides. They are isolated during feeding times. We tag them as soon as they arrive with our contact information. We strive to make your dog's stay with us as stress free and fun as possible. We are passionate about dogs and will treat your dog with ultimate care and compassion.
We cannot accept dogs that are not housebroken,as well as excessive barkers.( we have to consider our neighbors).

Thanks for your consideration,Dennis & Connie

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dennis C.

30 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dennis's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dennis's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$50 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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30 Reviews
Dennis is wonderful. He kept my Gretchen for a over night trip. He didn't mind me texting to check on her. When we picked her up she seemed wore out like she'd played the whole time! I'd use him again for sure.
Dennis had a very warm and welcoming home. Fenced in yard, perfect for playful dogs. Dennis is so kind and soft spoken. He made our whole family feel welcome the moment we met. His love for dogs is obvious. We received pictures and video while we were away. We missed our girl while we were away, butwe were never worried. We knew she was in good hands. We will definitely see Dennis again.
Dennis made drop off and pick up easy. He seems to truly love the dogs and makes and effort to get to know them. Will definitely go back
Highly recommended!! Very flexible with my schedule. My poodles Suzie and Darla were very well taken care of.
As usual, I was the worrisome "mom" leaving my pup with someone new, but Gracie had such a great time with Dennis and the other pups that she never looked back when I left her! She would get all excited when we drove into his yard; she knew she was in for a good time.
Denis was absolutely amazing!!! He was located right in Maneo and his house was adorable with a big yard for the dogs! He was very inviting and was very comfortable with our oversized chocolate lab, Buster. Buster was exhausted when we picked him up, which proved Denis played with him and showed him the attention he needed. Because Buster loves his attention. We recommend Denis to all dog owners in need of a doggy-sitter. Thank you so much Denis, and we will be bringing Buster back during our next trip to Nags Head!
I highly recommend Dennis for your next Dogvacay in the OBX area! He was very flexible with drop off and pick up times and even allowed us to add on an extra night at the last minute. This was our first time boarding our 13 week old puppy and we could tell he had a blast socializing with the other friendly dogs.
Our Golden, Sandie, had a wonderful time with Dennis. He was able to accommodate our last minute reservation (1 week prior), when our other dog sitter fell through. Dennis was very kind and responsive to all of our questions. Would definitely stay again!
We contacted Dennis for a last minute reservation for our two large dogs! Within minutes, we received confirmation for our dogs vacay!
Dennis met us at his home which is clean, pet friendly, comfortable environment! Our dogs were greeted by Dennis's dog and another dog guest, they hit off great!! Dennis is mindful to pets diets, special needs, etc. The backyard was enclosed, plenty of room to run. Dennis also has a baby pool for the dogs to "cool off" if they want to while playing outside. We arranged to pick up our dogs to take swimming at the beach and pool, Dennis was very accommodating in let us come and go...and our dogs were happy to return after our family outings. Dennis is a kind, awesome person. We are grateful our dogs had as much fun on their vacay as we did!
We are so very pleased with Dennis and Connie.
The situation is such that your dog would love the accommodations. I mean they are allowed on the furniture. In some placed I'm not allowed on the furniture.
Our little Chihuahua Wee-Wee was a little upset when we took him for rides during the week of his stay. He was enjoying the stay so much.
Wee-Wee was eventually homesick and started to like us again. 5 stars are not enough. A great place for your dog.
My Jase loved his time spend with Dennis and the other dogs he had during his stay! Jase was very happy when I came to pick him up for the day and when we went back that afternoon he immediately went back to play! I would recommend Dennis to anyone! Thank you again Dennis for taking care of my baby!!
Our Maltese was well taken care of and we felt very good about leaving him with Dennis. We would highly recommend him!
Copper had a great time staying at Dennis' place! The house was lovely and the yard was especially spacious and exciting. The other dogs on the premises were very friendly and helped provide exercise and socialization. Highly recommended!
I felt really comfortable leaving my 5-month-old puppy with Dennis because I already knew of his love for dogs through his volunteer work with the SPCA, his fenced-in backyard, and his own two dogs would be great playmates. They played so much that when I picked up Jamie, he was so exhausted he slept soundly for 5 hours and only got up when I made him go for a potty break before my bedtime!
Dennis did a great job of looking after our dog Rocky! We came back to a very happy and cared for dog and this was much appreciated. Would definitely recommend leaving your furry friends with Dennis.
We were extremely happy with K-9 KareTime. Dennis is clearly a trusted person in his community when it comes to dog-sitting. This was our first time using DogVacay and leaving our dog Stella at someone else’s house. We were very happy with the outcome. Dennis is very experienced and knowledgeable with dogs. His and his wife’s home is well-equipped to accommodate guest-dogs. They have plenty of space and a beautiful fenced-in backyard. We highly recommend K-9 KareTime, and will definitely utilize it again when visiting area in the future!
Dennis was absolutely great with my pup! She didn't want to leave! He was very flexible with his times and allowed me to come over and visit in the mornings before my days got busy with family. This meant a lot to me. He is located in a great area in manteo and everything is clean and well kept and VERY dog friendly and safe home. It is safe to say that it is a good environment to call and home away from home for your pup if you can't keep them with you.
Dennis was a great host for my dog! Very accommodating, even over a holiday weekend. Would recommend to anyone taking a trip to the Outer Banks and in need of a sitter!
We had a wonderful experience. Luke was nervous to go on day 1. But by day 5, he couldn't wait to get to Dennis' house. He played with all the other dogs, was taken care of well and had a lot of fun. He came home tired and happy every evening of our vacation.
Our dog, Jaxon, apparently had a fantastic week with Dennis because when I came to pick him up, seconds after ran over to greet me, I could tell he was torn between my attention and that of his new dog friend running around the front yard. I lost... :)

Dennis is accommodating and kind. I would highly recommend him as a dog sitter.

Thank you, Dennis!
Dennis was ready for Caeser. Really like the info that he put on Caeser just in case he were to run outdoors. He had a fenced back yard but not front yard so I guess it is remotely possible that a pet could escape but in my opinion the risk is slight. We called ahead and the resident dogs and any others that might be boarding there were separated according to size. This gave Caeser Dennis' full attention. Caeser only stayed about 5 hours so there was little time for "bonding" because Caeser is not especially fond of being away from us. I certainly would recommend Dennis based on his previous reviews, my visit to his home, and meeting Dennis personally. I want to thank him for his quick correspondence to my inquires and for his hospitality to Caeser.
Dennis was great. Sent us lots of pictures so we could see that Buddy was doing well. He went out of his way to pick Buddy up for us. When we got back Buddy was his old self but tired. Of course he was not used to being with other dogs for that long a period of time. We would definetly use Dennis again.
Bad experience for my Shih Tzu Boomer. I gave written & verbal instructions about Boomer is used to walking and might hold his bowels. 5 days later I am notified Boomer has bloody stools in the kitchen. Picked him up and took him to vet. Blood tests & vet bills over $500 with a diagnosis that my dog held it for 5 days. Two weeks later he is finally back to normal. My sweet dog should NOT have had to suffer as he did. Was anyone paying attention? I can not recommend this sitter.
my pups LOVED their vacay with Dennis! As soon as we walked through the yeard, they ran around like crazy his fantastic fenced in back yard! Dennis was kind and caring with our 2 crazy pups and enjoyed having them to visit. He dealt with my with my text messages asking how they were doing and even sent us several pictures! The pups loved their time there and he even had them leashed and waiting at the door when we arrived. Dennis was wonderful and will definitely be our top pick for our next visit to OBX!
Dennis and his wife are very caring hosts. They took excellent care of our 10 month old Golden Retreiver while we vacationed nearby. Our baby was very happy and we were, too!
Toby had a great time with Dennis and family, a real home setting! He will never go to a kennel again. When I came to pick him up he ran to me then ran back to his dog buddies, think he had a better time on vacation than I did!
I was very comfortable with leaving my dog here. My dog was happy when I picked him up and did not appear anxious like he has sometimes in the past when staying at other places. I would use this doggy daycare again.
Lily, my 1 year old golden retriever, stayed with Dennis a week and had an awesome time! She was no doubt happy to see us when we picked her up but I could tell she had been well cared for while we were gone. I recommend Dennis and his K9 Kare Time service when you need a dog sitter for a long or short time!! Thanks for everything Dennis! I know Lily is looking forward to her next visit!
Dennis is wonderful! Our two dogs stayed with he and his family for two weeks in December while we were out of town for the holidays. We had a meet and greet in October to be sure that each of us felt comfortable with the dogs staying with him for so long, and I came away from our meeting feeling totally comfortable and confident that our dogs would be very well cared for!

One of our dogs experienced some sickness a couple of days after we left town, and Dennis was on top of the situation. He contacted us and described her symptoms and her behavior, and together we decided she should be seen by our vet just to be on the safe side. Dennis contacted us as soon as he returned home with our dog and let us know exactly what was going on. She ended up being fine and felt 100% a day or two later. I so appreciate his attention to our dog, and his willingness to travel about 20 miles each way to our vet to have her checked out!

He kept us updated with pics of each dog just about each day that they were with him, and I also texted back and forth with his wife, Connie, checking in several times each week.

One of our dogs is a 10-month old chocolate lab, and over-the-top full of energy. Dennis exercised her several times each day, and she enjoyed many hours of play time in his fenced-in backyard. Our other dog is a 7-year old cocker spaniel, who is much more sedate and enjoys inside time more. He attended to each dog's likes and understood each dog's personality.

If you need a pet sitter who truly cares, Dennis is the one! Many thanks from our family :)
My Prissy (9.5 lb. shih Tzu female) had a wonderful time staying with Dennis C! She was well cared for and just as spoiled as she is at home. She had just had a bath when I picked her up which I am so happy about!! I was thrilled with the care she received and I shall certainly use them when I go to the beach again.
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