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Sam T.

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79 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Sam's House

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

About Sam

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up having many dogs and taking care of my friends and neighbors dogs. I always give them lots of attention and guidance. I walk at least three times a day and am very responsive to the dogs. I am responsible and dependable, and I have extensive knowledge of animal care. I am very flexible in my availability and I am able to be with the dogs the whole time they are in my care since my other part-time job is working from home as a freelance graphic designer. My parents are also usually around the house and they help take care of the dogs the rare times I am not at home. We have a clean, non-smoking house and a large backyard that is completely fenced in. There is a shaded patio and a deck where the dogs lounge around under the sun. There are usually 2 to 3 dogs in my care, always friendly and sociable dogs. We have play-time many times a day in the yard and they're mostly in the house with me and usually sleep in my room. They lay on blankets, couches, or on the furniture, wherever they prefer. I always try to make the dogs feel as comfortable as possible by making my home similar to their home.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sam T.

Online Now!
79 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sam's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sam's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
79 Reviews
Sam is absolutely wonderful!! I left my dog, Cody, with him for the first time while traveling. Sam texted daily photos of Cody with commentary on how he was doing. When I picked up Cody two weeks later he looked great and appeared very happy. I will leave Cody with Sam for all my future travels. I highly recommend Sam for dog care!
Enzo enjoyed his second visit with Sam - this time a shorter DogVacay since I just went away for a long weekend. Enzo met new 4-legged friends and was well cared for by Sam. I received photo updates so I could see him playing and sleeping with his new buddies. I know Enzo is in good hands with Sam so I will continue to book with his services!
Sam did a phenomenal job with taking care of our pup while we were away. He is highly skilled and seems to be naturally talented with socializing dogs and providing them with excellent care. His communication and reliability are top notch.
Sam did a great job with our pup. He provides frequent updates, and is skilled in ensuring the safety, well-being, and happiness of our dog during his stay.
We were very happy with our experience with Sam! We got daily updates with pictures and our dog, Scout seemed very happy during his stay. We will definitely use Sam again in the future!
So happy to have had Sage stay with Sam for almost a week! The regular updates and pics were much appreciated- it was clear she had a great time! Sam was flexible with pick up & drop off times and that was very helpful too. Loved that there was so much space for the dogs to play around and company for them too- Sage really benefited from the socialization. Thanks Sam- I bet Sage is eager to dogvacay with you soon :)
We all loved Sam! Our pup loved being there and playing with him and the other pups. It was by far the cleanest and best place for our Dakota.
He is very responsive, understanding of the dogs and has a really fun set up for them.
We'll be back for sure!
Had pics sent showing my dog playing her very favorite game of fetch and hanging out with other dog buddies. She came home well exercised and it was nice knowing she was enjoying her time.
Sam was great with my dogs and very flexible with drop off and pick up times. This was my first time using this site. Very happy with the service. I interviewed three sitters and new Sam was the right choice. I have two Labs and they can be a handful. I received daily pictures and updates. I recommend Sam to anyone needing a sitter.
He was great at updating us with photos and text messages! Our normally vary wary of human's dog, took well to him, which surprised my husband and I. Very clean space for the dogs and I love how our Vinny was even allowed to sleep in Sam's bed if vinny wanted. Great very trustworthy sitter who we will DEFINITELY be using again!
Sam was great with my pup - daily pictures and text messages to keep me updated. He has other dogs to keep my little one engaged and happy. He accommodated my drop-off and pick-up timings as well. Definitely recommend Sam
Sam watched my large golden goodle and sent pictures and updates throughout the stay. My dog who normally does not eat much when away ate well. Would use again.
Sam is great! He took great care of our dog over the holidays. I highly recommend him!
Sam was great. Loved the pictures and my dog is happy!
Sam is the Best. Wonderful host to our pup, who also kept us informed with pictures and updates.
This was the longest I ever had to leave Enzo with someone (9 days) and the first time booking with Sam, so I was a little nervous. Sam did a great job with communicating, sending pictures and taking care of Enzo. And Enzo had a blast since Sam had a good rotation of dogs coming through for the 2016 Christmas holiday (and most of the dogs were around the same size as Enzo - so that was an added bonus). I will definitely use Sam's services again - he was professional, friendly, a true dog-lover, affordable and not too far of a drive. Thank you!
Sam was AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much!! Lisa Bruce
Sam was great. I left my dog for a long stay (7 days) and Sam successfully handled his anxiety with care and compassion. Highly recommended! Thank you for taking good care of N.
Sam sent me updates and pictures of Lucy on a daily basis, and I was so appreciative. Lucy was healthy and happy when I picked her up after her week long stay. I will definitely call on Sam again!
Sam is absolutely awesome. He set up a meet & greet first to make sure everyone got along. My puppy loved his place and bonded well with Sam, too. The next time I am away, I will definitely use Sam again!!!
Great as always! Plenty of pictures! Thank you
My dogs were safe and happy staying with Sam. I received lots of photos and updates. Sam was also very easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.
Sam was great! It was very easy to contact him and make arrangements. He is responsible and accommodating. He sent me photo updates and text messages about my dog, which is perfect. Sam is super nice to the dogs and trys to make them comfortable and happy. I would use Sam again!
Sam was great!! My dog Apollo had a great time the two days he spent with him. I work unusual hours where I can't pick Apollo up before most doggy daycares close, so I really appreciated that Sam was flexible with the pick-up time. He has a nice patio for the dogs to play in and he sent me plenty of pictures and videos so I could see just how much fun they were all having running around or going on a walk. I'd totally recommend him!!
Sam did an amazing job with my dog. He sent me pictures and updates while I was away. I will definitely be using him again!
Sam is very good of what he does. I am updated each day with my doggies. I will definitely use him again.
Sam is very good of what he does. I am updated each day with my doggies. I will definitely use him again.
Dropped my dog off in the morning for a full day visit to see how it would work out. Sam was great with the dog and even sent some updates with photos throughout the day! Great communication for drop off and pick up. Great visit! Thanks!
He is friendly and he always update pic what are they doing to text that make me comfortable.
Extremely professional. Sam sent daily updates with pictures of how my dog has been doing while my husband and I were away. The service was exceptional and was very accommodative even when I had to pick up my per as late as 9 PM. Great service for a very nominal price!
Sam did a great job with Penny. We had only really ever left her with friends, so I was a little nervous leaving her for 5 days. Sam sent pictures and updates every day. Will use Sam again in the future.
Our 1 yo border collie Mickey stayed for a week with Sam. Looks like both Mickey and Sam have enjoyed the company of each other. Glad that Mickey had chance to play with the other dogs -- Sam has send us pictures and messages every evening and we really appreciated it. We have to extend Mickeys' stay for a one day and that went flawless, Sam was easy and flexible on the arrangements. Thank you, Sam!
Our little poodle mix, Millie, can be shy and clingy but she warmed up very quickly to Sam. On her meet and greet she started playing with another dog and was very happy. Sam kept us updated with pics and reports on a daily basis which was very comforting! Millie will stay with him again when we travel! Highly recommend Sam.
My lab Zara had a great time staying under Sam's care and this was her first socializing opportunity. She had loads of fun and I'm happy and relived to leave her under Sam'a supervision when I'm traveling!! Thanks Sam
Sam was great and my dogs really enjoyed their stay!! I loved that he kept us updated and sent pictures. We will definitely use Sam again!
Sam is a great guy and my dog Jackson warmed up to him immediately. I really appreciated his help as I was visiting from out of town and needed someone to look after my dog while we were at the zoo and animal safari. Sam sent pictures and texted uodates throughout the day. He is also very responsive! Thanks Sam!
So pleased with our experience! I was really worried about leaving our doggies for the weekend as we always have a friend or family member watch them, but Sam was so, so wonderful and caring! He constantly kept us updated with pictures and texts and the dogs came home really lovely and happy! Definitely would recommend his services to anyone who needs it!
Dogs loved it and I will be back!!
This was our first time using Dogvacay and first time leaving our new pup with a sitter. We were nervous, as any puppy parent would be, but our worries soon melted away as Sam updated us with pictures of her playing and making new friends. Sam is also so quick to respond--talk about excellent customer service! Thank you so much! We will be using you again soon.
Peyton (and our family) had an awesome experience with Sam! Sam is super nice and you can really feel his gentle concern towards pets. He sent us several pictures during Peyton's overnight stay. We feel very comfortable that Peyton is well taken care of. We will definitely come back! We highly recommend Sam.

Thank you so much Sam!
Sam was a terrific host to our little pekingese. He made sure she was a good fit before accepting the reservation. The other dogs were similar in size and in temperament. It was a happy canine group! The yard was just the right size and very clean and secure. Sam updated me with cute pics of our sweet dog throughout her stay. We will definitely take her to Sam again!!
This is the second time I have boarded my dog with Sam and the second time my dog has come home happy and looking like he himself was on vacation.
Sam was great! He sent pictures and updates on how our pups were doing which gave me great peace of mind. When they came home I could tell they had a great time and they were pooped. Will definitely be a return client. Thank you Sam for taking such great care of our pups!
My pup Boo stayed with Sam for a week while my husband and I were away. I was anxious about leaving my pooch for so long especially since she has a little separation anxiety and is not away from one of us for more than a few hours at a time. I felt comfortable and reassured right away leaving her with Sam, especially since he did so well with her after an overnight trial stay before our trip. He kept us updated on her progress with daily texts and pictures which was really nice and we appreciated that. She seemed to have a great time staying with him and playing with all the other dogs he sits for. He took great care of my baby while we were gone! Thanks Sam!
Sam was great! He was able to take my dog at last minute and took great care of him. Already rebooked.
Sam is great. Daily photos and reports. JJ had a blast.
My puppy Cadbury had a great vacation while we were away on vacation. Sam - thank you for the regular updates and pictures and being so accommodating.
Cadbury was made to feel as much at home as he possibly could. He also had a nice time because Sam makes sure all the doggies get along with each other We were so relieved and happy that we found Sam through this website.
My husband and I never go away because we do not feel comfortable leaving our two fur babies at a kennel. A friend told me about DogVacay and I decided to contact Sam after reading all the great reviews. We had a meet and greet which went very well and decided to let the dogs have a trial overnight stay. It was wonderful!!! The dogs had a wonderful visit and were not stressed or upset when we collected them. Sam is very calm and spends time getting to know the pups and watches to make sure all visitors are friendly and get along. We toured the back yard, which our pups were very happy with. During their overnight stay we received several updates from Sam and some pictures. He informed us that our pups were very good and had a good visit. We have already booked another visit with Sam!!
great host, will use again!
Both Ollie and I love Sam! While Ollie stayed with Sam and his family for two weeks, I was kept up to date with almost daily text messages and pictures. Sam also was very accommodating of my request to extend the stay a few more days, while I was stuck overseas. When I went to pick up Ollie, he seemed very bonded with Sam. We will be back. Thank you, Sam. :)
Sam is A rated in my book.
Sam was very accommodating and provided daily updates of my Nala. We will definitely use Sam's services for future boarding.
Sam is great! Our pug loved her stay and we sincerely appreciated the photo updates. We will definitely return!
Wonderful! Sam is great with dogs. Our little guy has never come home so relaxed and happy from a stay at a commercial kennel! Many many thanks!!!!
Absolutely wonderful! Many thoughtful updates with pictures. Sam seems to understand dogs so well. Our little guy came home rested and relaxed. Many thanks!!!
Max had a blast, Sam was great. He sent constant updates. Thanks Sam look forward to working with you again.
Sam is a great pet sitter. Our two dogs love him and we know they are in good hands when they spend time with him. We will continue to use Sam when we are away and feel confident that our girls are being well taken care of. And we love getting the pictures!
Sam was great, he sent pictures of my dog daily and updates on how she was doing. She was able to interact with other dogs and feel comfortable in Sam's space.
Sam is the best dog-sitter/ dog-boarder we've had in San Diego. He provides updates twice a day and has a great backyard environment for all dogs. Highly recommended!
This was my younger dog's first time away from my older (senior) dog, so I was a little nervous about how he would behave. Sam did a fantastic job of making Buddy feel at home, taking him for a walk right away to distract him from the separation. I got multiple updates throughout the stay, which were so very helpful. Sam has a very quiet, calm manner which is perfect for a dog sitter. I loved that he was so welcoming of the dogs, allowing them to hang out with him, sleep on the bed, etc. I am so very pleased with the experience of leaving my dog with Sam. He will be my number one choice in the future for dog sitting. Thanks so much Sam!
We left our dog with Sam for two nights while away. He was very timely with his messaging beforehand and very friendly when we first met. He immediately asked if he could take her for a walk the night we left her. He obviously has a love for animals. While away he sent us text messages with photos. Could not have asked for better care. 6 stars if allowed.
Great experience and good communication. Oliver stayed with Sam for five days while I was traveling. Sam kept me updated with photos. I'll definitely use Sam's service again.
My vacation hereon becomes more happy since I found Sam. He was nothing but wonderful. I had left my pet Tiny ( Shih Tzu ) with him for more than 6 days. Sam was very diligent in sending pictures everyday and also updated on her day to day activities. Seeing all those pics, I thought she might not come back since she looked so happy and comfortable with him. Tiny likes exploring and his big backyard was perfect for her. She was so happy with all the playing and walking with Sam. He was so flexible with timings as well. I am again so happy I found him.
I definitely recommend Sam.:)
Sam was a great host, he sent me pics/updates and the whole experience was very convenient. I will definitely be using him again.
Sam was my first Dogvacay experience.
I don't think I could have been happier with from our greet and met through the overnight next day pick up. I really liked the picture/text updates Sam sent. I could see and be assured my pup was doing well!
Thank you Sam!
Our two pups loved their visit with Sam! He sent lots of great pictures and updates and made us feel completely comfortable that our dogs were safe and well taken care of. We will definitely be asking Sam to watch them many more times.
Flexible. Great yard.
Sam was an absolutely wonderful caregiver for our 2 dogs (a 1yr old Jack Russell mix and 7 yr old beagle.) This was our first stay with Sam and as soon as we dropped off the pups, Sam took them for a walk so that they could get use to each other. He was very good about sending photos every day. I will happily leave my dogs with him again.
Sam was a great host! He was very flexible with drop off and pickup and Kona had a great time hiking and staying with Sam. We've already been back and will continue to use and recommend Sam.
Sam sent me picture updates of my little guy. Rockefeller really enjoyed his time at Sam's place. I will definitely be booking with Sam again. Thanks!
I was very pleased with Sophie's vacay. Sam sent frequent photos and updates. I could tell she was enjoying her stay. He took her on walks and there is a yard for her too. Sam works from home so your dog is not left alone for long periods of time. I have already booked with Sam for future stays.
We all had a wonderful first experience with Sam's service and will use him again should the need arise. From the pre-introduction to picking our dog up, Sam was professional, extremely attentive and took excellent care of our small dog. We received frequent updates and numerous pictures to ease our minds that she was happy and adjusted, playing with other dogs in his service and going on fun walks for exercise. Sam reported playing catch with our shih Tzu and even commended her calming behavior on his other charges. We would definitely use Sam again and find the DogVacay concept to be a perfect alternative solution to caging her in a less intimate environment.
Sam is awesome. He took great care of my puppy, gave us updates everyday. Definitely 5 stars!
Awesome experience. Sam was great to my pup :)
Sam was great! He sent me texts and photos of my dog and made sure my dog and I were comfortable. My dog came home happy and tired from all the playing and walking she did with Sam. He has a great space for dogs. We will definitely use him again in the future!
Sam took great care of Cabo. He updated us with photos and we were able to reach him anytime. Thanks
Sam was great with my dog and I would definitely use him again! Great house for dogs with plenty of fenced in/outdoor areas to play. Sam gave me updates and sent pictures each day to let me know that Zora was having a great time! :)
Sam has looked after my dog Cashmere twice now. Cashmere loves being there and happily returns. Sam is great with dogs and I can highly recommend him if you have to leave your dog for a few days.
We really liked the setup of the backyard! There's a gate to separate dogs, lots of shady trees, and an extra doghouse! Feels very professional. Also, Sam sent us pictures of our dog hanging out with his dog and going to the park. We'll definitely be back.
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