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Henry D.

57 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Henry's Resident Pets

Kaia
Samoyed
Female
1 yr 8 mo old
Kendric
Scottish Terrier
Male
1 yr 0 mo old

Henry's House

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

About Henry

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
-YOUR Peace of Mind is one of OUR Goals -

Hello my name is Henry and I am Kaia & Kendric's Human as well as spokesperson for Kaia's Paradise.

Lets get the legalities out of the way in order to dive into the FUN STUFF!!! -- Kaia's Paradise is a registered LLC with the State of Florida. We are bonded and Insured independently and through Dogvacay. We are certified with Pinellas County to board and kennel dogs. That certification comes with an annual inspection by Pinellas County Animal Control and we have passed every inspection. OKAY - now that's out-of-the-way .....

Your pets’ safety and your peace of mind are really important to us. We provide daily videos and pictures via a PRIVATE FaceBook "group" for CLIENTS ONLY. It is designed for owners bestowing trust in us to care for their dog(s). In addition to the videos and pictures, when you book online at www.kaiasparadise.com, your loved one is provided premium pet insurance "AT NO ADDITIONAL" charge to you. This insurance covers up to $25,000 in medical bills PER pet should any accident happen. Now more about us .....

Henry - the spokesperson .... I am a dog owner and animal lover. I treat every animal under my care as if it were my own. Kaia's Paraidise is designed to make your fur-baby feel like they are part of paradise, part of our family and to ensure they are having the BEST TIME possible. Kaia and Kendric are my beloved pets and are the staff here in Paradise.

We know how hard it is for YOU to leave your loved one behind. It is one of the reasons we like to take the videos and post them. Videos are superior to plain pictures as it helps put your mind at ease. You see first hand your fur-baby's interaction & socialization with the other dogs here in paradise. You see how they are making friends, spending fun in the sun, getting exercise and sleeping peacefully at night. You get to witness them exhausted from an overabundance of playtime. You might even keen in on something I'm missing and be able to tell me a tip or two specifically about your fur-baby based on behavior or characteristics you see displayed in the videos.

Kaia - Founder .... Kaia LOVES animals and was born a natural nurturer. Kaia will greet and check-up on all dogs staying at Kaia's Paradise; and she does this all on her own!! She also likes to play and keep everyone engaged & involved in the playtime sessions.

The yard is entirely shaded and has a patio area. Kaia's Paradise has created a front porch that has a constant and continual breeze powered by high velocity air moving fans. Not a single mosquito can fly in the large open porch area. Plus the breeze keeps the dogs very cool while they relax on waterbeds also located on the porch. In the Pergola area, again shaded, there is a suspended bed for air-circulation under the guest keeping the pups cool as they relax.

Water bowls are located outside and inside the house & are always kept full. Along with being washed twice a day.

Patio area is completely shaded and could provide for an outdoor retreat. It is also nicknamed the KGC - Kaia's Geriatrics Center -- here are were special needs guests spend some of their outdoor exercise at.

There is a doggie pool on premise which is shaped as a large bone. The Pool is emptied, cleaned and re-filled every day. Swim time ends around 6pm nightly, during the summer to allow for the dogs to dry before coming into the house. If you would like your little fur-baby to swim or play in the doggie pool during their vacay -- please let us know. We will be asking on the meet-n-greet or during drop-off just in case.

The inside of the house is kept very cool. Kaia's Paradise has Central Air. However we went a step further by adding a window unit in the room that received the least amount of airflow from the central AC unit. Then added floor fans to push all that cool air throughout the home.

Kaia's Paradise has several child gates to section off areas of the property and house. Those are:
*the patio
*the front yard
*the front porch
*the office
*the bedroom
*the bathroom
*the kitchen
*the hallway
*the main living room
*the backyard
*the side-yard

ALL these areas could possibly serve as individual sanctuaries for an animal staying at Kaia's Paradise. If your fur-baby needs alone time, peace-n-quiet or refuge from playing, they will be given the option of one of these sanctuaries. This also allows for different play groups to be in different areas playing at the same time.

There are 16 outside security cameras that are recording and connected to a DVR. 2 of which are PTZ (pan-zoom-tilt) and all HD 1080p. Your pet is always in our sight. From play to rest & from dawn to dusk your fur-baby will always be under the eye in the sky. If by chance there is ever is an incident or accident, the video's from the DVR will be available for review.

For more insight about me personally PLEASE read my reviews on AIRBNB ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10906675 ) These are independent reviews written by strangers that come into my home and rent a room while staying with me as their host. A lot of these folks are out-of-country and English is not their first language. Despite limited communication, in two months I earned the "Adventurous Host" award from AIRBNB for hosting 10 guests from 10 DIFFERENT countries.

We here at "KP" pride ourselfs in diversity. Diversity among canines along with accepting diversity among their human owners. We feel knowing, understanding and catering to the diversities among their human owners takes a lot of Skill! Skills in bending/compromising, personality, being flexible, honesty, intuition, patients, awareness, assertiveness recognizing and knowing how to deal with characteristics that are not your own. We here do that daily with dogs and humans alike. We are always watching and always learning in order to be better prepared and ready for the "next time".

We make it an enormous goal to have your fur-baby feel like they are part of paradise, part of our family & at the same time putting your mind at ease. We bring you peace-of-mind because you witness that your loved one is safe, happy and living life to the fullest ... all in the beauty of paradise!

******** What to bring? -- when your loved one's stay starts in Paradise:
1. Bring Food
2. Bring Medicine or Supplements (if applicable)
3. Leash (very optional)
4. Don't bring bowls
5. Don't bring Toys
6. Don't bring treats (unless it is enough to share)
7. Don't bring Crates (unless they sleep in them every night at home)
8. Don't bring blankets
9. We do offer multi-dog discounts to clients

** All of the "don'ts" we have already and will be happily sharing those items with everyone in Paradise!

We DO still have PROMOTIONS ... basically you just have to message me, call me or email me.


Promotional Packages:

a. "Long Weekend Package";
b. "Week Long Retreat Package";
c. "Working World - 2 week Package" ---
**** 2 for overnights and 1 for daycare. all at 5% discounts - let me know.


Promotional Give-a-aways:

a. 20 bookings = free KP t-shirt
b. 2 referrals = free KP slip-on scarf
c. your birthday Month = 1 free night stay during that month (to go out and eat cake ;) )
d. Check in to FB at KP public post = free dog bath
e. free gift for guests on x-mas morning

*** the Scarfs are $10 if you would like to but one


Thank you for taking the time to read over the profile. We hope to see you soon ... in Paradise! ) 727 743 0852 (
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Henry D.

57 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Henry's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Henry's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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57 Reviews
I was hesitant leaving my dog for the first time, but Henry made it feel like I was still with her by sending pictures and videos everyday. I will be taking her back for sure when I go on my next trip!
Henry was great!! Shenanigans loves going to Kaia's Paradise. This is one place where I can take my little boy (Shenanigans
I know Grommet is in good hands when I leave him with Henry.
Remy had such a good time! He was asleep all day when he got back from having so much fun with all of the other dogs!! I would definitely use Henry again and recommend him to friends.
It's easy to tell that Henry really cares about the well-being of each dog he hosts. He provides a safe and fun environment for them.
Stella had an amazing time while at Kaia's Paradise and I felt she was in great hands. I appreciated the fact that there were videos and pictures posted continuously throughout the day so I could always know what was going on. I will definitely be back, I am booking Stella's next stay now!
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If you are looking to give your dog that second home feeling you need to look no further. Kara's Paradise is a beautiful property run by someone that truly cares about your dog as if it was his own. We tried the more "corporate" daycare options and found that between the lies about the dogs activity, care, and caretakers this was creating more stress than just leaving our boy at home. Within days not only is our dogs happiness rebalanced, he is exceeding what we even hoped for and is coming home happy and sleepy. Happiness is a tired puppy! We quickly went from a few days trial to booking weeks in advance already. Give Kara's paradise a try, you'll be thankful you did, we sure are! A big thank you to the human and doggie staff at Kara's paradise! (this is an unsolicited review, no compensation was provided. This is unbiased and truthful based on actual experience)
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Henry is fantastic. We found out after driving across the country that our hotel wouldn't allow pets. After much anxiety and worry, we came across Kaka's Paradise on this site and saw all the wonderful reviews. I have to say, we were not let down. The Facebook group Henry maintains to share pictures and videos of the pets really helped me to feel comfortable during my vacation knowing that my pup was happy and doing well. BUT! The really amazing thing was that Henry got my skiddish, crazy dog to eat outside of her crate. Ever since our Mastiff passed away two years ago, my Maltese has refused to eat unless she was locked up in the crate and left alone. I was amazed and actually close to tears when I saw a video of my little pup eating outside her crate, looking totally happy. I am so grateful for Henry caring for my dog. Can't recommend enough.
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Henry has such a great set up for all day play for the pups! They come home exhausted from all their play time.
We went on a short vacation and had our dogs, Fillmore and Bear, stay at Kaia's Paradise. When we brought them home, they were both so EXHAUSTED! Needless to say, they both had a great time. Henry did a great job posting their whereabouts frequently and making them feel at home. He was also very accommodating and his Kaia & Kendrick welcomed our dogs into their home with no problem.
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Henry was a life saver! We could not be more appreciative of his last minute help. We came in from out of town and needed care for our dog. We felt very comfortable leaving her at Henry's home. She was very well taken care of. We would definitely use him again!
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Such a great setup! will definitely be going back!
Henry is an exceptional host! He posts updates, videos, and pictures of the pups daily. :) The dogs always look so happy and relaxed with Henry, Kaia, and Kendric. I would recommend him to anyone (and have already to my friends in St. Pete). He is good with dogs and fun to talk to as well. Definitely choose Henry to watch your pups while you're out of town. You won't regret it, and you'll love watching videos of your pup having a good time while you're away!
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This was the first time we ever left all three of our dogs and I could not be happier that we chose Henry. Our dogs were very excited to get out of the truck every morning to go and play @ Kaia's Paradise. I would highly recommend this place!!!!
Henry went above and beyond. My daughter in law was admitted to hospital and my son was away so the poor puppy was home alone. Henry went to the hospital, picked up the key and then went to get the dog and take her back to his house. This is what you want in someone who is going to watch your fur baby, Henry really cares about the dogs and it shows in his willingness to do what it takes to make sure the dogs are safe. Henry you are the man, I can't thank you enough.
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We've been using Henry for a few weeks now, and he has been awesome!
Thunder had a great visit. Henry was quick to respond to any questions or comments I had.
Kaia is the best play buddy for my guy, I know these dogs get lots of socializing, and Henry does a great job of keeping everyone in line. And he's frequently putting up videos of my pup so I can see he's happy and playing quite a lot. Definitely will be reusing and would recommend.
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Henry is Awesome. Made my first time experience with a sitter very comfortibg and uses his unique methods to keep your pet (and yourself) happy while youre away!
Great experience, friendly and welcoming to our new pet, we are new to the area and happy to see personalized care for our pup while we are at work! Very attentive, and there is a lot of play time for our active dog. He was exhausted by the time we brought him home!
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Great hospitality for my dog, and way better than having him stay at a dog kennel locked up in a cage! Dogs get to play outside a lot which is nice as well as sleep anywhere they please in the house. The Facebook updates of pictures and videos was our favorite! Lots of water bowls everywhere so you know your dog won't get dehydrated. Would recommend and stay here again!
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Collected my two puppies (Bella & Bear) from Henry a couple of hours ago..what happened to them
My dogs seemed to have a great time at Henry's and videos were sent regularly with information on what the kids were up to! I would definitely use Henry again and recommend him to friends. Thanks Henry!!
Henry is super accommodating and friendly. He took excellent care of our little pup and had no issues with giving her all her meds on time. I will definitely bring her back!
Henry took great care of our puppy and we would use him again. We liked getting videos & photos each day and we could tell Watson was happily playing with all the other dogs or sleeping sweetly under Henry's desk. We had never left Watson with anyone before, so he was scared and we were nervous but Henry sent us texts letting us know that Watson was adjusting more quickly than he expected, so we could relax. Apparently, Watson practiced his hurdling skills but Henry kept him safe.
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Henry agreed to sit my small dog I only had 1 1/2 months. Other dogs were great at meet & greet so i felt comfortable leaving her. After reservation confirmed, I needed to stay in PA another three days and he was very accommodating. I loved the daily videos posted.
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My two Labs had a good stay with Henry. The younger one seemed pretty tired afterward so I know she must have had a good time playing. Henry seems to be a person who really understands dogs and I would happily use him again.
Henry was easy to communicate with and flexible with pick-up/drop-off times. My pup had a great time and made some new friends. He will def visiting again.
Great Pet Sitter!!! Would recommend to anyone.
Highly recommended...Henry is an awesome host for my dog Lena. She always has a blast playing with the other guests, as well as the "resident dogs". :)
This was my 7 night stay and Henry does an amazing job taking care of Hailey and keeping me updated. It's great to be able to enjoy my vacations without worrying about my baby. Already referred him to a friend and would definitely recommend him again!
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Henry took our pups in like they were his own. We received several daily updates with photos and videos! PollyEster and ThreePiece will return. :)
Things I liked:
Flexibility on when I could drop off and pick up my dog.
A nice set up, he has a little oasis in the middle of everything.
Security cameras

What I didn't like:
The Facebook page, as I am not an active Facebook user, and I prefer more personal updates on my pup.
My dog is 6 lbs and not overly social so I believe this experience was way too much for, she was the only small dog there.
I felt my like my pickup experience could have been better. Bc my dog is small I kneeled down to get on her level and was knocked over by another dog.
((If I lived in the area these are things I may have become aware of at a meet and greet, and I would have booked elsewhere))

I would recommend Henry to people who have medium to large dogs that are social.
I would suggest other options to those who have smaller dogs that may be a bit timid around other dogs.
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Henry was awesome. I had a terrifying experience with another sitter that made me very apprehensive to try someone new. But Henry acknowledged my concerns and let me dog have a calm and safe meet and greet. While watching my Mila he gave me several updates and uploads frequent videos to his Facebook group so I didn't even have to ask how Mila was doing. Mila had a great time and got along with all the dogs and she was most importantly safe. I will definitely book a dog vacay with Henry for all future dog sitting needs. Everyone should bring their dog(s) here.
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Hudson had a great stay at Henry's! He was very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times -which after a flight delay was very helpful - lots of photos and videos and it looks like they all have lots of fun at his house.
I never thought I'd be that helicopter mom who didn't want to leave her pup, but it turns out that I am. After speaking with a number of boarding "facilities" locally from veterinary offices to dog daycares, I kept running into the same thing. My dog was destined for a box that they called a "room" & she would be let out only periodically for a little play & to go potty. I nearly cancelled my trip & then I came across dogvacay & met Henry.
When I tell you I was a wreck to leave her - read: I was nauseous, weepy & didn't want to go. My Libby was very timid & had not had a lot of exposure to other dogs (totally our fault).
From the meet & greet to the long weekend with Henry, everything was extremely professional. The place is clean, well kept & designed for doggies!! I am positive that she got plenty of love & attention & the best part was when we came back & saw that she had completely acclimated to being "one of the pack" and she was a happy happy pup.
I have one exhausted (in a good way) baby girl at home tonight.
Thank you, Henry, for making this experience easy on both me & Libby. We'll definitely be back for a play date soon.
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Bogart had a wonderful doggy vacay and it gave us peace of mind while we were at the beach for a mini vacation. He hates a crate and has separation anxiety so it's always a challenge to board him. We will be back, thanks again.
All week Honey looked like she was having fun and happy.....:-) :-) :-) :-)
Henry did a great job with our dog. We loved the Facebook picturs and video updates to show socks dog was well taken care of. It was a great peace of mind knowing our dog was given the same treatment and freedom she enjoys at home instead of being couped up in a cage like all the other boarding services. Henry also was flexible enough to let us pick her up at 1:30 in the morning, so we didn't have to wait to get her back home. We will definitely be using Henry's services again!
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We had our dog stay over night with Henry and we could not have been happier. Henry takes amazing care of the dogs, creates a great environment for them, and is always looking for ways to make it better. We would leave our dog here again for sure!
I really can't recommend Henry highly enough -- he is just fantastic! He has turned his house into a dog-focused environment, and is such an incredible dog lover you know that your dog is well taken care of while you're away. To say that he takes pictures and records videos would be putting it mildly! I saw what my dog did upon waking up, going to sleep, and a whole lot in between. Frankly, I don't know how Henry has all the time to do all he does -- but I know I greatly appreciate it.

Here's the most important part for me. I've taken my dog to a kennel where she knows and likes the staff. Regardless, she still comes back from the kennel almost shell-shocked, I suspect just by the very nature of being in a kennel. One time my dog had a stomach bug when I needed to leave town for work, and I boarded her with the vet. Smart idea -- right? Well my dog was clearly miserable at the vet's kennel, having rubbed away the skin on the top of her nose from anxiety and rubbing up against the gate.

When I came to get my dog at Henry's house, she was happy to see me -- but that was about it. She ate, played, and slept normally with Henry, and came home relaxed and with no obvious stress or anxiety from having been away from me.

Today -- the day after -- she's a bit clingier than usual, and sleeping more than usual (probably after playing so much!). But otherwise, my dog is acting like my dog! Thank you Henry -- you are AWESOME! And I (and my dog) will be back!
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I was going away for a week and needed someplace safe and fun for my dog to stay. My dog Gracie is very friendly but also VERY timid. I could tell from Kaia's Paradise profile and reviews from past clients that Gracie would feel comfortable there. I first had my dog stay at Kaia's Paradise for daycare for 1 day so she could get used to Henry and his dogs. A few days later I had her stay for the week. While I was away on vacation, Henry provided me with updates everyday via text message, Dogvacay and Facebook. There were plenty of photos and videos of Gracie and all the other dogs playing, sleeping and just hanging around being happy dogs. I haven't been away from my dog for this amount of time, so it was a treat to see what she was up to and that she was being well taken care of. I could see from the photos the progresss my dog has made in just a few days. I will definitely be bringing Gracie back to Kaia's Paradise!
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This was our first time using Dogvacay. I was a little reluctant at first. But after the meet and greet I knew we had found a home away from home for Jackpot! We could see videos and photos throughout the day of all the fun activities! We highly recommend Kaia's Paradise! And thank Kaia and staff, Henry and Kendrick, for taking such great care of Jackpot!! We have already booked another Vacay!!
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Friendly, attentive, caring and concerned. Henry accommodated requests without hesitation. He treated our girls as part of the family. He communicated often and posted pictures and videos daily. He's great!
Boomer had a great time with Henry. He was great to schedule with and his yard was a heaven for dogs. I am so happy we found him for our next trip away for boomer.
Bailey has a great time at Henri's! She is very excited to get out of the car whenever I drop her off!
Highly recommend. My dog, Keiko, is 15 and Henry made certain she was comfortable and felt secure. You can tell he really enjoys the dogs he is taking care of. I will use him again.
I made a reservation with Henry to watch my dog Bailey when I was going out of town for work. He was super flexible about drop off and pick up times. He also kept both me and my boyfriend Mike updated with pictures and videos of Bailey and you could definitely see that she was happy and being treated very well! Henry stayed in communication with me while I was gone which made me feel very comfortable about Bailey being there. He has other dogs also so Bailey was able to play and get some exercise with them. Great experience!! I would definitely recommend Henry to anyone
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Dogs seemed to have a good time, lots of good pictures. Thanks for the help!
My dog Rex just spent two vacation days with Henry and his two dogs. I was very happy with the regular updates from Henry (texts, photos and videos) and it was nice knowing that Rex had two canine pals to hang out with.

Henry's home and yard are beautiful, with security cameras set up in various places and a large monitor in the house, so the dogs are never really out of sight. The dogs can come and go out of the house whenever they want, and they have plenty of water, toys, beds, and shade to keep them happy.

I will hire Henry again the next time I go out of town.
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Great host
5 Stars for Henry, he took such good care of Lexie. She is not used to being at sitters so I was worried about her. Henry took tons of pictures and videos, he sent plenty of updates. It is good to know he is usually home with the dogs. Lexie is more of a people dog but made new friends with a couple other dogs there. Lexie took over Henry's office to be away from the other dogs when she wanted to and made herself a new bed in his clean clothes...LOL Henry really love the dogs, he knows each dog and what they like and he takes great care of them. Will definitely bring Lexie back...

Thank you Henry..
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I really enjoyed having China stay. I had to find a sitter quickly and he was able to take her right away. She was well cared for and I received video and pics of her daily. Great job taking care of my baby!
Great host
I highly recommend Henry he was excellent with are dog Frida. While we were gone he sent pictures and videos always keeping us updated on how she was doing.
Henry was a great an excellent host to my puppy! He sent me photos and videos throughout the day of her playing. Dogs can easily come and go through the dog door to play outside, he has cameras up as well so he can always keep an eye on your pup whether he is inside or out. His place is very nice and Midnight loved it!! She played so much she was actually tired enough to sleep when she got home, which for a 3 month old husky mix is a rarity and a delight! I'd highly recommend Henry's home for your puppy's own mini oasis.
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I have two high energy dogs that need a lot of attention, and have a special diet. Henry took excellent care of my babies, sent me pictures and updates of their day, and was very professional about the whole experience. I would definitely recommend Henry as a dependable and caring caretaker.
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