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Sean M.

62 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Sean's Apartment

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

About Sean

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I will give my full 24/7 attention to your special dog, this includes long walks and lots of interaction, with very limited time alone for your dog.

There will only be one dog visiting at all times - and for the moment, my home is without any pets.

Your dog can be kept away from other pets or taken to the local dog run, walks along the Hudson or the quiet streets closest to home, whatever your dog's needs, I will make sure they are met.

I work from home in a two bedroom West Village apartment .

I had my last dog for sixteen years and was very devoted to his well being, just as I will be with yours.

My home is open to all small to medium sized dogs, as long as they are housebroken. I am available to pick up and drop off at anytime of the day or night -and am happy to accommodate your special requests.

I am also available for dog walking in the West Village and Chelsea below 23rd Street.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sean M.

62 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sean's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sean's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$15 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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62 Reviews
Another lovely visit for Violet.
Sean was spectacular! He was so sweet with Oscar, and sent me multiple updates and photos. Oscar was very happy and well cared for.
Sean is fantastic, Calypso is always excited to go over to stay with him and he sends update photos throughout any stay of how she's doing. I always feel like she's in great hands when she's staying with him.
My dog is very sensitive and shy, but Sean took care of my dog very well. He is very sweet and sent me my dog's picture everyday. Thank you so much.
Sean exceeded all of our expectations! We had to leave our puppy Sprout for a wedding when she was only 12 weeks old, and it was the first time we were leaving her for any extended period of time. Sean is very experienced with dogs and we felt totally comfortable leaving her with him for the 5 days we were out of town. Sean helped put our minds at ease with regular updates, including multiple photos each day! Sprout clearly loved Sean and had a great time while she was with him. Sean was also very flexible with our timing (he let us pick up Sprout at midnight when we got back to NY!), patiently read all of our instructions (we wrote out a ton of information for him), and even worked with her on her training while we were away! We could not recommend Sean enough and we will definitely be back!
Sean was wonderful with Violet - very flexible and accommodating and sent me regular updates to let me know how she was doing. And from the photos, it looks like she had a great time!
Sean was SO great!! He was flexible with our drop off and pick up times (we were running late to pick her up and he was so nice about it). He also sent pictures of her every night with a quick update which was always so nice. Our pup, Hadley, just loved her stay and I could tell she loved and felt at ease with Sean. We'll definitely book Sean again and we highly recommend him to others!
Our little Grizzly stayed with Sean for 10 days while my wife and I went on a trip in early May 2016. This trip was the first time we would be leaving our Furbaby in the care of anyone for any period of time since we fostered/adopted her.

As overprotective people by nature, it was a nerve racking experience looking for a dog sitter. We were referred to DogVacay by the rescue where we adopted Grizzly. In our search on DogVacay, we came across Sean’s profile and was comforted by the reviews DogVacay users left for him. We messaged him, he responded back immediately and we promptly arranged a Meet-n-Greet.

At the Meet-n-Greet, Sean welcomed us into his home. Sean is extremely kind and has a very calm demeanor. Sean was very gentle with Grizzly and she seemed at ease with him almost instantly. Meeting with Sean soothed any apprehension we had about leaving Grizzly with a sitter.

Sean was very flexible with drop off and pick up times, which was greatly appreciated. Sean followed all of our requests and instructions to a tee. Sean sent frequent updates and pictures so that we knew what Grizzly was up to. More importantly, Grizzly was happy and well taken care of.

We are very, very pleased with Sean. We would happily contact him again to dog sit Grizzly and we wholeheartedly recommend him to watch over your Furbaby!
Sean was a pleasure to work with and very understanding & patient with Popcorn
Sean was fantastic. Extremely pleasant and most helpful to address our needs and situation and everything done with a very kind heart . He looked after our dog as if it was his own and our little fella was very relaxed and at ease throughout his stay with Sean. We did received daily updates and some great photos from Sean who incidentally responded to any request or message very promptly . I would thoroughly recommended Sean - absolutely fantastic and I would have no hesitations in using him again. Thank you Sean - great great job . Gary
Mar had a fabulous first dog Cacau experience with Sean! She bounded out of the taxi and up the stairs on the second day! He was easy to contact, very flexible with times. We will look forward to our next visit to NYC
Great with our dog! Highly recommend Sean!
Sean was great! Very gentle & caring towards our senior dog :)
Sean was great with our dog! He sent regular updates with photos and seems to be very loving with her. He's great with senior dogs and is very attentive. I highly recommend Sean!
Thanks for the updates and another great stay Sean!
We have used Sean numerous times over the last 2 years to watch our dogs Henry & Mochi. We feel so fortunate to have found Sean - he is an amazing resource if you are headed out of town and want someone to care for your "furry kids" as they were their own. He is not only sweet yet incredibly responsible. We look forward to his daily pictures and updates on how our dogs are doing. We adore him as do our dogs!
Clark just had his first stay with Sean and had a wonderful time. Sean was great. He was flexible with pick up and drop off times, sent me photos of Clark lounging on the couch and gave me reports on how Clark was faring. I would highly recommend Sean. Clark had never looked happier or healthier.
As always, our pup had a great stay with Sean!
Sean was great with our dog. He sent daily updates with pictures which put our minds at ease a lot and when I picked her up, she seemed very happy and looked so clean even though it had been raining. We highly recommend Sean and already have 2 future bookings with him. He seems very gentle with Asha which is a big plus in our book cause she is a senior dog who is completely blind and completely deaf. He seems really good with her.
Sean was a great sitter for our pup Harley! He was extremely professional and right away from the meet-and-greet, we were comfortable with him. His apartment was very clean and he had a good rapport with Harley. Sean also sent multiple messages while we were away which eased my mind as our little man is our baby! Would definitely book him again. Thanks Sean!
Ollie really enjoyed his stay with Sean, thank you!
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we ADORE Sean and so do our two dogs Henry & Mochi! He has watched our pups numerous times now and we are always beyond happy. This was a challenging trip for us in terms of duration and the fact that we were overseas - Sean kept us in the loop with tons of pictures and updates. We knew Henry & Mochi were well taken care of. We trust Sean and are so thankful that we have this type of dog sitting option when we are out of town. Thank YOU Sean!!!!
Sean was absolutely fantastic. You can see he genuinely cares about pups and Stella LOVED being around him. Would definitely book again.
Sean is great. He's very calm and gentle and I had no reservations about leaving Lucy with him. He kept us updated and sent photos. It was a seamless experience. I highly recommend him.
Sean was so great! His place is clean and Lupa seemed really happy to be there. He sent an update during the day, which was nice, and I would definitely bring her back for another stay.
Sean was incredibly responsive and kind.
Our dog is a rescue and it skittish and not the easiest. We did a meet and greet. Sean was easy to work with to find a time to meet up. He was open and we instantly felt very comfortable with him. Also, Sean's gentle demeanor put our pup at ease too. He was great with her and superb to us -- always keeping us updated that she was easing in just fine.
I would highly recommend Sean as a wonderful host who will take very good care of your beloved pet.
Sean sent plenty of photos and updates and Rolo looks like he had a great time with him! Rolo is older and Sean accommodated his medicines and mobility limitations very well. I would gladly leave Rolo with him again!
Louie was treated like a king! He was able to lounge on Sean's sofa all day if he liked. Louie and Sean got along quite well together. I appreciated the daily updates that Sean sent. We plan on booking another stay with Sean.
Sean took great care of our yorky Mia for about a week. We were worried at first given her health complications and need for various medications, but Sean took care of it all for us. Mia returned to us very happy. We really appreciated the daily photos and updates we received regarding how Mia was doing while we were out. Thanks Sean!
Sean was incredibly sensitive to our pups nature and really won her over. He's incredibly consciences and was a pleasure from our first "meet & greet" to picking up our pup. I know we'll use him in the future. Thanks!
As always, Blue enjoyed her stay with Sean. We appreciate all the photo updates and the flexibility on drop off and pick up.
After reading all of Sean's "pawsitive" reviews we felt comfortable leaving our small , spoiled, Yorkie with him. Our dog has suffered severe separation anxiety in the past so we knew we needed one on one care with lots of attention. We loved the daily pictures and updates that helped us feel in the loop. When we picked our dog up he was upbeat and clearly had a good time. We will definitely be using Sean again and strongly urge you too also.
This was Scout's first DogVacay and she absolutely loved her time at Sean's. He sent daily updates and photos, was very flexible to any scheduling change, and was very accommodating to some of Scout's special requirements. We definitely will be using Sean again and highly recommend him.
Sean is amazing with my dog Remington. He always comes back happy and well exercised. I couldn't recommend Sean more.
Our dogs Henry and Mochi just completed their third (or was it fourth) stay with Sean... needless to say he is the best! Our pups adore him as do we. He has always cared for Henry and Mochi as they are his own. Typically, 12-hrs does not go by without a pictures and an update on how they are doing. You know it is a good sign when you dog bounds up the stairs to Sean's apartment and is VERY happy to see him. I have said this before and will continue to say it... book a doggie vacay with Sean. You will not regret it and your beasts will have a blast!
This is the third time Henry & Mochi have "vacayed" with Sean. We have said this before and will repeat the sentiment, we adore Sean and our dogs love him too! When Henry bound up the stairs to his apartment, we felt gratified that the pups would not be missing us too much. Sean cares for our little guys as they are his own with wonderful text updates and pictures. THANK YOU AGAIN Sean... you're the best. Woof - - Holly, Eric, Henry & Mochi
Sean was amazing- pup took to him well and we could see the look of happiness on her face in all the great pictures he sent. Really appreciate having such a nice host and home for the pup.
Sean was even more than we could have hoped for. She very much enjoyed her time with him, and we went beyond our expectations. When we accidentally left him with too little food, Sean made sure he found exactly what she likes at the store. We already booked another dog vacay with him!
Sean was great! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a nice, caring host to keep their dog company while out of town. He sent us daily status updates and pictures while we were away which made us feel comfortable knowing that Bentley was happy and in good hands while we were away.
Thank you Sean for taking such great care of Lola! She loves her "home away from home"!!
We just completed our second stay with Sean. Our dogs LOVE Sean... we LOVE Sean. He is incredibly kind and caring and GENUINELY adores our little furry beasts. Thanks for continuing to make our time away stress free and much more enjoyable! All the best - Holly, Eric, Henry (woof) & Mochi (woof)
Our pup had a great time staying with Sean in his lovely, clean apartment. He sent us many photos and updates and made sure that our dog was comfortable during her stay. We would definitely recommend Sean to anyone!
Another great stay with Sean! Lola just adores him and so do we! Thank you!
We just picked up our 2 dogs from Sean's apartment and they were SO happy! He genuinely cared for Henry & Mochi like they were his dogs, which meant a great deal to us. Sean took them for long walks and sent pictures and updates. As nervous "dog parents", we never worried and felt completely comfortable with Sean. He was a wonderful host and we hope to book with Sean again very soon!
Sean was very professional with me and super excited to be with Remington, my dog. Sean was alert and attentive and Remington seemed to have had an excellent time
Sean kept me well updated with lots of pictures and comments about how my dog was doing. I would definitely reserve with him again!
Sean was so accommodating... picking up and dropping off Lola as our travel schedules were crazy. We always feel so comfortable when Lola is at her "home away from home"!!
This was the first time Sean looked after my dog, a Cocker Spaniel called Ollie. Sean was very caring, loving and gentle towards my dog, and the feeling was mutual. Every day Sean sent an update on Ollie's activities, complete with a photo; I could see how happy Ollie was and how comfortable and relaxed he was with Sean.

I would highly recommend Sean to anyone looking for a dog-sitter.
Sean is such a great caretaker for Lola!! We didn't worry a bit about her- even during the snow storm and he kept us updated during our entire trip. Lola loves to stay with him!!
Sean is so wonderful! We left our dog for two whole weeks over the holidays, and he sent pictures and notes and I know she was so well taken care of! She was excited to see us when she came home, but kept running back to him several times too. He's a dream!
Sean recently boarded my dog for the first time. I wanted to get away for the weekend and needed someone reliable to take care of Emma, my chihuahua/boston. Sean was very accommodating with drop off/pick up times. Very friendly text photo updates. He helped my dog who was shy at first to feel comfortable. He was very understanding when my nervous dog had an embarrassing accident on his kitchen floor. His apartment is clean, dog-safe, and well maintained. I could tell from his photos that my dog felt safe. I felt so happy and relaxed during my trip knowing Emma was in good hands. Sean is a reliable and genuinely caring pet-sitter! Emma appreciated it and thank you both for giving me some much needed peace of mind this weekend!
Sean is absolutely wonderful! On paper, my husband and I chose Sean for 2 big reasons - he has the ability with his job to be home most of the day, and he only watches 1 dog at a time. Our skittish rescue dog, Tater, was abused as a puppy and so these were big pluses in our book. At our meet and greet, our intuitions were confirmed. Sean is warm and inviting and the love he has for animals is clearly evident - both for cats and dogs.

Sean really set our minds at ease with daily texts and pictures as well. Each one truly made us smile and laugh!

Tater was extremely well taken care of by Sean and came home a happy boy. We would absolutely use Sean again - and would not hesitate to recommend him to others!

Thanks again, Sean!
Lola had a great time, again! Thanks for sending me such cute photos and for taking good care of our baby!
Thank you Sean! Lola loves staying with you and we never worry when you have her!
Sean was an amazing host. We left our brand new puppy with him over a long weekend and Sean was both friendly and attentive. He sent us updates and set our minds at ease. He made sure that Olive received plenty of exercise, taking her for long walks along the water. Olive was clearly in good hands with Sean. We would highly recommend him and we look forward to having him host Olive as she grows up.
Sean is a great host and Lola loves him! He's super responsive, very sweet and SO accommodating! Plus he sends me really cute pics of Lola every day...
I left my little nervous dog with Sean for 6 nights when I went abroad. Sean was great, really gentle and understanding of Penny's nerves. He seemed to genuinely care for her and about her well being. He kept me fully updated with photos and texts of mood that day and gave me a great debrief when I collected her. I will definitely use Sean again.
Sean is "pawsome"! He was attentive and responded quickly to our meet and greet request. Once we decided to reserve, he offered to come across town to pick up our pup (this was so helpful!). During the weekend, he posted pics and texted letting us know our girl was safe and sound. Totally recommend! She came home very happy... You could tell she got lots of love and excercise! Thanks Sean!
Zaggy's second time with Sean! Just as wonderful, in Sean's presence, she seems to be at her best. Again, thank you Sean for all your care and understanding. You are a true dog person and I recommend you wholeheartedly.
We first met Sean during a meet and greet and I instantly knew he was going to be a great host. He greeted Missy so nice, had fresh water out for her and even had some treats. We talked for a bit while he played with Missy but I knew from the minute I met him he was going to be awesome! I immediately went home and booked him for 2 weekends that we were going to be away.
Both weekends, Sean sent us updated photos and was so accommodating on times to drop Missy off and pick her up. I will be honest, the second time I dropped Missy off, she was almost too excited to see him :)
I was really hesitant in writing this review, because I know once I do Sean will have more lucky dog owners dropping their pups off.
I highly recommend Sean any time you need a second home for your dog.
Sean was very thoughtful and kind throughout the entire time I was away from Emily. He was also very flexible with her particular needs as well as my own schedule and with his time when I happened to be in town in the middle of the stay and missed my girl. Sean was very nice to work with, very professional, and took excellent care of my dog. He sent plenty of photos of their excellent walks in which she looked very happy to ease my worries and always answered any questions I had. Recommend without hesitation.
Thank you, Sean, for being such an extraordinary host to Zaggy, my little devil. You sent me pictures of a happy dog enjoying the great outdoors, along with reassuring notes on her good behavior. Long walks in your lovely neighborhood and along the Hudson took care of some of Zag's nervous energy. You were firm and kind, and I don't think Zaggy has ever been that happy and comfortable in the city before staying with you. Given that she is so difficult, you couldn't have done better. I highly recommend your care to any dog "parents", and hope many guests are going to enjoy your care and hospitality.
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