Welcome to the perfect Vacay destination for your petite pup! Nestled in a retreat-like setting near McInnis park off of Smith Ranch Road in beautiful Marin County, your small doggie will be treated like one of our own. We are a married couple who love spending our free time caring for dogs and our experience being hosts with DogVacay.com has been an absolute blast. We can't wait to welcome your pup into our home for a relaxing yet playful Vacay. We only board a couple dogs at a time so you can be sure we will give your dog personal care and attention.
Who we are:
My name is Danielle and I am a Social Worker for the County of Marin. My husband is Jean Marie and he is a waiter at Smith Ranch Homes as well as a student. Both of us work approximately 3-5 minutes away from our home! We are the proud fur parents of a sweet beagle/terrier daughter named Xochitl. Xochitl is approximately 5 to 6 years old (she was a local rescue from Marin Humane Society which we have had for 4 wonderful years). She is super friendly and gets along with all dogs and is very submissive. Xochitl's apprehension about large dogs inspired us to open our condo exclusively to small dogs. Xochitl loves small dogs and is quite a gracious host. We know it can be scary for small dogs in a big dog's world.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What we offer:
Our condo is located a couple minutes walk from McInnis Park off of Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael. We are right next to open space and TONS of trails. We offer many scenic dog walks and activities for pups to explore while on DogVacay.
Please rest assured we will give your small dog a fun, comfortable experience. We welcome all types of small dogs into our home as a boarding service. Accepting only one to two dogs at a time means that your dog will have lots of attention and they will live in a relaxed, calm environment. We offer multiple park walks per day as well as occasional hikes, a patio for sunning fur and lots of love and attention. We also offer an optional morning dog run for the more active dogs. We own our condo and live on the ground floor which works well for senior pets with mobility issues. We are experienced with dogs who take medication.
Typical day: We offer many potty breaks, play time activities (treats, catch, playing with toys). A typical day includes generally Jean Marie (Husband) with the dogs in the morning to mid-afternoon. Then he goes to work and I (Danielle) take over for the later afternoon into the evening.
We generally have the following drop off and pick up times:
Monday: Drop off/pick up 7:00am-2pm or 6pm-9pm
Tuesday: Drop off/pick up 7am-2pm, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday: Drop off/pick up 7:00am-2pm or 6pm-9pm
Thursday: Drop off/pick up 7am-2pm, 6pm-9pm
Friday: Drop off/pick up 7am-11am, 12pm-1pm, 6pm-9pm
Weekends: Anytime w/ advance notice.
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My husband Jean Marie cared for dogs on DogVacay for 2 months while I was in Europe in February and March 2017. Here is what DogVacay dog owners had to say about him:
We had a great experience with you guys and will definitely use your services again. Thanks for taking such good care of our little one!
Easy drop off and pickup. Videos showed my dog having fun! Nice hosts
Flexible host and Rosie had a great time. Would use Jean Marie again for sure.
Thank you Jean Marie for taking such good care of my Sabrina!
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