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Craig D.

99 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Craig's Resident Pets

Irish Setter
12 yr 7 mo old

Craig's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Craig

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love to play in the yard, go to dog parks and visit the beach when weather permits. Lance, a 12 year old Irish Setter is the host and he loves to play with dogs and people. The human here is trained in animal first aid and CPR and has cared for dogs for over 40 years. We've had the pleasure of hosting a number of foster dogs who found wonderful homes.
See the pictures of our home, Lance (your pets host), and some of our past guests.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Craig D.

99 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Craig's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Craig's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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99 Reviews
Craig is awesome! My pups just love him and Lance to death. Just like leaving them with family:)
Once again Craig & Lance "Bow WOWED" us with great service and a comfy, relaxed, at home stay for our Bull Mastiff. Macey loves going to stay with Craig & Lance. Craig takes great care of her and she gets to play and socialize with Lance and the other borders. Moreover, Craig kept us updated with messages about how Macey was doing and photos of her.

Great job Craig (and Lance). We've mentioned you to several of our friends, hope that they follow our advice contact you.
Izzy and Lola love staying with Craig and Lance.
Another great stay with Craig and Lance. Super happy puppies!
Very loving toward my dog and others. Has a calming personality which in turn puts dogs at ease.
Wonderful, as always....thanks, Craig!
Oscar came home a happy boy from his stay. Thanks so much.
Lilli had a very good time at Craig's home and Craig was so king to send us a photo of Lilli each day. We look forward to many more bookings with him! Thanks Craig!
As always, my girls loved their stay with Craig and Lance. It gives me great peace of mind knowing they are being well taken care of.
Oscar had such a great time. When I picked him up he was calm and well rested. I have used kennels in the past and when I pick Oscar up he's just exhausted and stressed. I really appreciated the TLC that he got from Craig and sweet, sweet Lance. Also, the updates of pictures and texts were just wonderful. Thanks so much.
Craig and Lance were great with my little Lucy!!! She actually didn't want to come home after her 6 day stay. She was sad the day after I got her home...she misses them. I will definitely take her back, even if it's only for an afternoon. She had a great time. Craig made sure to keep me posted on how she was doing and sent me great pictures throughout her stay.
Thanks Craig & Lance
All went as planned. No problems at this end. Max had a buddy to play with
Sandy had a great first visit with Craig and his handsome Irish Setter, Lance. The home and yard are clean and neat and it was a welcoming atmosphere. Will feel very comfortable to leave Sandy in Craig's care.
Our dog Ripley has now stayed with Craig two times. He has loved both visits! After the first visit we'd occasionally mention Lance's name and he would get so excited! We will definitely ask Craig to care for Ripley anytime we go out of town.

Thanks Craig and Lance!
This was the first time that we left Logan with Craig. he sent us pictures everyday of Logan. We were very comfortable with him being there. There was another dog there and Logan made a good friend. They played very well together. He was very well cared for. I would definitely recommend Craig.
We have used Lances' on 3 occasions. Craig is very attentive to our dogs needs. They always get taken to the dog park to play which they love. When he ran out of food the last time, Craig went out of his way to get the right brand. This is a calm environment that both our pups love. We would use him more but he stays busy!
Craig and Lance took exceptional care of my dog, Wylie while I was away. They went to the dog park each day, which I know Wylie LOVES! I really appreciated the daily updates and pics that Craig sent to m... It put me at ease to see my fur-baby having fun while she played with the other dogs. Thanks again Craig and Lance! e
So pleased with how our first stay with Craig and Lance went for our dog Boris. Loved the updates and pictures and I think Boris thoroughly enjoyed himself. Craig was very accommodating and we are so happy to have a reliable and fun place to leave Boris if the need arises.
I would have given Craig 6 stars but 5 is the system limit.

Since relocating to FL in late December, we've boarded our two dogs with other local services, both commercial and private. It seems that each time we would pick them up, they were very fatigued, frazzled and not happy in general. This was not the case when we left them with Craig. They were obviously very calm and well rested.

One of our two dogs is almost 16 years old and has special needs. Craig took very good car of her and she was very happy and relaxed when we picked her up.

We really appreciated the text message updates and photos that he sent us.

Definitely two thumbs up for Craig and Lance, his 4-legged assistant!!!
I was so grateful for the occasional pictures and the text updates...I was really missing my dog.

He had been out of sorts prior to the vacay and I was fearful that Craig would have problems with him, peeing, throwing up, etc. But according to Craig, he ate, slept and played well with others.

I will certainly recommend Craig and use him again should the need arise.
Kathy Warner & Frosty
Craig and Lance are the best hosts. So glad to know that our babies are well cared for while we are away!
Layla always enjoys her stay with Craig & Lance! I love getting text messages on Layla when she is there. Craig is a caring, knowledgeable host and I highly recommend his service.
I really appreciate Craig's care of Rusty. He took him to the doggy park, and he sent pictures of him periodically during his stay there.
Craig was very accommodating as our arrival was delayed.
An excellent first experience with Dogvacay and Lance & Craig! Craig was very easy to communicate with. He responds quickly to questions and concerns. Their home environment is welcoming and our dogs looked happy from the outset. While we were away, Craig kept us updated with pics and messages. For the first time ever, we felt comfortable and confident that our dogs would be well cared for while we were away.
Craig and Lance always welcome King Leo with smiles and ready to play. Craig is well organized and is always ready to answer any questions or concerns. Communications with Craig is excellent. While away Craig kept us informed with cute picas and texts to let us know all is well, without us even asking. Thank you Craig and Lance for being Leo's BFF :).
Craig always takes excellent care of Sophie. I can tell because Sophie is always happy to see Craig and Lance.
Another great stay with our favorite host!
As always, my girls were happy, healthy and well cared for with Craig. So nice to have someone we trust to care for our fur babies while we are away.
Layla had a great time and friends to play with! Craig is wonderful and Layla was very comfortable at his house. Highly recommend Craig :)
I've had Craig watch Sydney multiple times and he's always good about accepting her at the last minute. See you again soon, Craig!
Craig was wonderful once again! This was I believe Sydney's 3rd time staying with him and she was already excited to see him even before she walked in the door so that made me really happy. He was nice enough to take her at the very last minute. He's calm, easy-going with her and he always sends me an update. Thanks and see you again soon!
Excellent. Very accommodating and flexible. Sydney already knows him and always wags her tail for him. So glad to have him nearby!
Molly had another great stay, thanks Craig!
Craig took great care of my dogs while we were on the road for 5 days. I have a mini dachshund and a lab mix who each have their own little quirks. I had a family member bring them home before I got back to town. When I arrived, they acted like I hadn't even left! They were on their own little vacation.
As always, Craig is great with my girls and they love being there. So accommodating and surely allows me to enjoy my vacation when I know my pups are in such good hands.
This was my first time leaving Sydney with Craig and his senior pup Lance for a day trip. Craig is very easy going, flexible and responsive. He sent me an update and a photo while I was gone which gave me peace of mind. I would definitely recommend him!
Lance and Craig, the perfect home away from home - caring, professional, knowledgeable, smart, and excellent!!!
Delila had another great weekend staying with Craig & Lance. Craig took her to the dog park and said that she loved it. She seems very content staying there and it makes us happy and we feel less guilty about leaving her. Craig & Lance are just great & we can't say enough about them.
Craig and Lance did a wonderful job with Tate, who is a very spoiled dog. Tate came home very happy! Craig sent text and emailed pictures. I would recommend Craig for any one needing a dog sitter.
Daisy's visit with Craig and Lance was super. She doesn't miss me at all and that puts my mind at ease when I'm away. Daisy loves to play with Lance and loves going to the dog park. Thanks!
Another successful stay with Craig and Lance. Izzy and Lola love it there! Thanks for great Vacay!
Craig was wonderful! Our dog Molly had a great experience with trips to the dog park and the beach. It was nice to get updates on how she was doing since it was her first stay and some photos too :-)
Yoda loves his time with Lance and Craig. And I can enjoy a great time away from home knowing that he is in good hands. Thank you Craig, for being in Palm Coast!
Absolutely the best! We are so fortunate that we found Craig and Lance on DogVacay. We don't like leaving our boy and this was a trial stay. Craig put us at ease and was really flexible to work with. We appreciated the text messages letting us know he was doing well. Craig and Lance will definitely be used again! Our heartfelt thanks to you both!
Our 14 year old dog is nervous and does not take well to being boarded. He always gets sick. Craig took such care to make sure that our boy was well during the week-long stay. Craig followed our directions about food and medicinal needs perfectly. He provided our dog a wonderful, fun experience. He informed us day after day of how our dog was doing with texts and photos. When we picked our dog up, he was calmer than he has ever been previously when boarded.
Craig has a gift for doing just the right thing for each dog in his care. We are so appreciative.
Susie had a wonderful time. The host dog, Lance was a sweetheart from moment one. It was great to find a care provider that takes the pups for walks and to the beach too! We would definitely use them again!! We could not have been more pleased and loved the daily update texts.
As always, Craig and Lance are the perfect hosts for Izzy and Lola. They came home happy and healthy, looking forward to their next vacay.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Daisy truly thinks this is her second home and doesn't give us another thought when we leave, which gives us peace of mind. She loves her time with Craig and Lance!
Craig was able to watch my cousin's dogs at the last minute and did a bang-up job! He sent texts and photos several times over the two days which allowed my cousin to relax a little. Thanks so much
George and Tag had another great time with Craig and Lance. We have no worries at all when they are staying with them. They are a blessing to us, as George and Tag are a part of their family when they stay with Craig and Lance.
I needed a sitter for my 11 year old Bichon. I was nervous because he had only stayed away from home one time before. I met Craig and Lance and felt more at ease. During Mojo's stay I received updates and pictures and he seemed to be having a really good time. By the time I picked him up, my biggest worry was that he had so much fun he might not want to come home with me. I would absolutely book with Craig and Lance again and will recommend them to my friends.
I am soooo glad I decided to give Dogvacay a try. Craig was awesome with Pepe. Pepe is not used to being around other dogs but they were very friendly. I was concerned that Pepe wouldnt eat because he usually doesnt eat much when he has to be boarded at a kennel. Craig sent me daily texts and pictures of his progress (how much he was eating and how he was getting along with the other dogs). I can tell he was very well taken care of while in Craig's care. I would definitely take Pepe there again!!!
Mike & Bea P

We are so happy that we found a place where we feel comfortable leaving our dog Delila when we go away. Craig and Lance were wonderful! They went to the dog park everyday and we received constant updates and pictures, which was nice. We feel more at ease now about leaving her knowing that she is well taken care of and not caged. You can tell that Craig truly enjoys what he does.
We are so comfortable leaving our Annie with Craig now. It helps make our trips more enjoyable to not have to worry about Annie. Before, she was left in a cage and she was always terrified and never eating. With Craig sending us daily pics of Annie, we know she feels at home roaming in his home like she does with us. We are always satisfied with Dog Vacay service and the way Craig takes care of Annie.
Bonnie & Fred Herndon
Craig and Lance are awesome! Craig takes such good care of Daisy that she gets very excited when she realizes where we are going when we drop her off.

Craig sends texts and pictures to keep us updated. He takes her to the dog park which she loves more than anything.

She probably feels like being at Craig's is like being at her second home. We don't have a second thought about having to leave her when we go on vacation!
It's great to know that we've found a place that Tramp can go to when we go away..we don't know many people that go to the dog park everyday, but Craig and Lance do- and that makes Tramp very, very happy. We got pics and text updates every day - nice to get those updates. Tramp says that he'll be back and so does his mom and dad!
It does not come any better than Craig (and Lance!) I just hope they are available when I next need a sitter. Louie developed some ear problems and Craig took him to my vet, got the necessary ointment, and started treating him.
Mikhail (my new and very special rescued baby) was being treated for heart worm and needed extra care, meds and TLC. Everything was done exactly as required.
Louie also needs meds for allergies and that was not too much trouble for Craig either. And Lance is the ultimate gentleman and host.......
Craig even followed up once the dogs were home to find out how Louie was doing with his ear problems.
Now that is going above and beyond. Five stars and more.
Izzy & Lola had another fabulous stay with Craig and Lance. Craig is great at sending daily pics and updates, so that my vacation is as good as theirs. As always, they came home happy and healthy.
Once again, it was great to be able to leave Simon with the Craig and Lance knowing that he'd be well taken care of and have a great time. Thank you...again! :)
Daisy had a GREAT visit with Craig and Lance. Leaving her with them while we are on vacation is like having her at home with us. Craig sent updates and pictures, which we really enjoyed. Thanks again, Craig and Lance!
What more can I say about Lance's Bed and Breakfast that I haven't said before but "WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL . . .etc. Craig is wonderful, Lance is wonderful and the care given to our Border Collie, George, was wonderful! George couldn't wait to get to their home and made himself at home as soon as he pulled us in the front door. The reason - Craig and Lance make him feel like he's home - even better than home. We always enjoy the daily updates and pictures that Craig sends either from his home or at the dog park which George loves. I never have to worry about George being homesick when he's with Craig and Lance, because they are family to him.
When we pulled into Craig and Lane's neighborhood, George starting crying excitedly and his tail was going a mile a minute. As George had only been there one time before, they made him feel at home as he couldn't wait to get there to see them. I didn't feel bad about leaving George during Christmas because I know he's happy with Craig and Lance and another vacationer, Ted, and will not miss us one bit.
Craig is a dream come true! My dogs love him and are completely comfortable and happy to stay with him and Lance. So much easier to enjoy our time away when we know the pups are safe and happy.
Craig (and Lance) took very good care of our dog Mukki and he had a good time with the other dogs too. I don't think that he wanted to come home!
As usual when we leave Annie with Craig, we get constant up-dates on her as well as pictures. This helps us know she's being well cared for. I can't say enough "good words" for Craig and the way he makes Annie feel at home in his home. She's getting more and more comfortable being left there.
We are so glad we found Dog-Vacay and Craig.
Bonnie & Fred Herndon
Oh my Goodness! Craig was awesome. Sent pics and text messages to let me know everything was going well. My pups came home happy, spunky and with maybe a little more discipline than they left with. So glad to finally find someone I trust with my furry children!
We love Craig and Lance! Thanks for taking such good care of our pup while we were gone. See ya next time....
Craig, did an awesome job taking care of our dog!!!
Craig and Ken are very caring and loving sitters. Katie needed a lot of attention as she has separation anxiety after her original mommy had to give her up. Craig contacted us every day to let us know how Katie was doing. That gave us peace of mind.
Cooper's second home... ;-}
Cooper really enjoys his time with Craig and Lance...
Craig and Lance were great to work with. This was Simon's first stay away from home and he was a little nervous. Craig let Simon settle in and calm down (even let me snuggle in during a scary thunderstorm) and by the next day, they were off to the dog park. Craig posted pictures and sent us text updates to let us know how Simon was doing. It's was nice to know Simon was in good hands and we already have a reservation for our next vacation. Thanks, Craig & Lance for a nice stay!
Craig was fantastic with our dog Sky. Sky clearly enjoyed his stay and we will be back.
Craig was wonderful with our puppy, George, and that in itself is rated "wonderful" by us. Lance was so sweet to put up with a puppy and George loved him and so do we. We were able to visit our children with no worries as George was taken care of by Craig and Lande. We had no worries whatsoever, as we left him in good caring hands and paws. We got photos everyday of George in their travels to the dog park and beach. Craig went beyond the realm of a sitter as he not only took great care of George, but made sure that he was entertained and played with. I would give Craig 10 stars if I could and not just five.

Jo Ann, mother of George, the Border Coliie
Our Boxer loved staying with Craig and Lance! This was his first time and Champ loved the daily outings to the dog park. We loved the updates and pictures. It was so nice to have Champ stay in a real home with caring people and a great dog for company. We are already planning our next vacation and are looking forward to having Champ stay with Craig and Lance again.
Craig is so thoughtful to send us updates on our little Annie along with pictures when we leave her. It's so great knowing Annie is not "caged", but is a part of their family roaming as she would at our home. Thanks so much for offering this service. We love it!
So thankful Craig was able to care for Annie for us on a last minute request. We are so comfortable leaving Annie with Craig and Lance knowing she will get the best of care. I highly recommend Craig for anyone needing to leave their dog with a "pet sitter".
Bonnie & Fred Herndon
Second week -long vacay with Craig and Lance. Received pictures and messages so we could enjoy our vacay also. Lizzie loves going to the dog park.
Lance and Craig's is a loving home away from home with romp around space, trips to the dog park and great company. Our dog appreciates the hospitality and we appreciate knowing that he's having fun while we are away.
Our dogs were happy when we left t them and happy when we picked them up. Nice yard, clean house and Lance is a big softie. I would def use them again
Our 2 German Shepards had a great first stay at Lance's Bed and Breakfast! It takes a lot to wear out our pups but Craig took the the time to take our dogs to the dog park every day. Craig took a lot of photos and sent them to me everyday without us even asking for them:) one of our dogs was even photographed laying on her back on his couch! They obviously felt right at home. Overall, a great experience. Craig comes highly recommended!
Absolutely a great experience for us and Cooper... He has found a home away from home. Thanks Craig and Lance
Gorgeous made herself right at home the moment she walked in the door. She is normally very guarded when meeting new people. She showed no hesitance at all with Craig when they met. Lance is an absolute sweetheart of a dog and they were good together as well. I will be bringing her for more sleepovers and playtime and leaving her with them during a 9 day vacation. No qualms at all, I am so happy to find such a loving place for her to vacation and have a home away from home. Thank you Craig!
My pup Bruiser and I want to say thank you! I always miss and worry about my fur child when I have to leave him for any amount of time but your daily updates and pictures allowed me to enjoy my vacation knowing that my pup was in good hands and having a good time as well. I know how much he enjoyed having Lance around in addition to his daily dog park visits. We are both happy campers and plan to be repeat customers too!
Simply wonderful. I could not imagine a better experience for my dog or me. Craig "knows" Irish Setters and his care for Roxanne was wonderful. I got text messages and fotos daily. I will definitely be back to Dogvacay and to Craig and his Setter Lance. Peace of mind was priceless.
Craig and Lance's is awesome for a number of reasons. They offer a warm, home environment and have a great patio and yard for active fun. Craig is a wonderful host, easygoing and genuinely interested in other pets. Craig makes your pet feel right at home. Our Bobby had a great stay. He enjoyed Lance's company and the opportunity to curl up in his favorite spots. Craig also provided regular updates which were reassuring for my son. I would definitely recommend Craig and Lance's and give it the highest marks for pet hospitality.
We are so satisfied with Craig/Lance's care of our Annie. They took her to a park numerous times so she could meet other dogs. Annie had her "special place" at Craig's on the sofa...just like her own home with us. Craig kept us updated with daily e-mails and pictures, so we could see that Annie was getting along fine. Staying with Craig was so unlike experiences we've had in the past with Annie being in a cage! We'll continue to use Dog Vacay with no hesitation. We know Annie will be well cared for and that's nice to know so we can enjoy our vacation without worrying about Annie. Fred & Bonnie Herndon
Lance's Bed & Breakfast was very relaxing home. Our little Yorkie was comfortable, happy and non stressed. Craig sent texts & pictures of updates of Toutsie. Keeping us informed as to how she was doing:) Lance is very docile and gentle for a large dog! We would recommend this sitter as this little girl loves her exercise and very good hospitality!:)
Craig and Lance were wonderful. Craig was very responsive to our questions and to our surprise kept us well-informed on our trip by emails and photos. He took Cooper to the dog park daily and worked on getting him socialized. Will definitely use him in the future....looks like Coop found a second home. We loved Lance too...such a good boy.
We were heading down to Florida for the week and wanted to leave our dog someplace closer to where we were going to be staying. Luckily for our dog, Keno, Craig accepted the task of taking our overly friendly ball of energy. Craig did a great job of making sure our guy had plenty of exercise with daily trips to the dog park to interact with other dogs, walks, and even introduced Keno to his first ocean. Keno seemed to have a great time and was tired and happy from his own vacation when we picked him up, which made for a quiet drive back to North Carolina. Great job and will definitely look Craig up again when we go back next year!
Craig kept our high maintenance Standard Poodle Lizzie for a week while we were in Florida on vacation and did an excellent job with her. We received daily pictures and updates of the visits to the dog park and Lance (Craig's Irish Setter) was gorgeous and laid back. We were able to relax and have a good time, knowing she was well cared for.
Craig and Lance were great! They gave twice daily updates, and my "kid's" came back exhausted from all the playing, trips to the dog park, etc. I think they are ready to go stay again! Thanks Craig and Lance!!! We will see you next time.
Craig is great with dogs. I felt totally comfortable leaving them with him. He sent photos and updates and even came to my house to pick them up and drop off. I feel just as confident leaving my babies with him as I do my family.
My wife and I were travelling to Georgia, South Carolina and Tennesse and we couldn't take Elliot with ourselves, so we decided to do a bit of a road trip with him on our first day to drop it off at Craig's place in Palm Coast, FL. From the beginning the communciation was very good and when we left Elliot, he felt at home with Lance, his dog. During our trip he texted us with news bits and e-mailed us photographs of Elliot playing or just relaxing and this made us feel good about his vacay. Thanks to Craig and Lance for their hospitality.
Great host. Loved the picture updates and text messages!
Craig sent almost daily updates and photos while we were on an extended vacation out of the country. I was worried about being away from the dogs for so long, but getting the notes and pictures on a regular basis helped relieve any concerns. He took the boys to a dog park almost daily, they got lots of exercise and TLC with Craig and Lance. Craig's dog Lance is a very sweet boy, he is so easy-going and it was helpful to have another dog for both boys to bond with. Craig has many years of experience with dog rescues and emergency care. I recommend Craig and Lance for any vacations. Your dog will have a wonderful stay here!
We are so thankful that we found Craig (and Lance, of course!)! Now we can have a relaxing, carefree vacation while our "child" is also enjoying a vacation of her own. Although we were already very comfortable with leaving Molly with Craig after the initial meet & greet, Craig sent numerous pictures and texts, which really helped to reassure us that Molly was having a great time and was in great hands. Craig's dog, Lance, is a sweet, laid-back, wonderful dog. We will certainly be booking another vacay for Molly at Lance's B&B!
If you want your dog to go on vacation while you do, choose host Craig D! He spoiled my puppy with constant play and walks to the park and beach.
His daily updates and photos of my dog's daily fun kept me at ease and allowed me to enjoy my time away!
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