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Danielle A.

10 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Danielle's Resident Pets

Xochitl
Beagle
Female
5 yr 6 mo old

Danielle's Apartment

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

About Danielle

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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.
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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.

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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-8:00am, 12pm-1pm or 6pm-9pm
Tuesday: Drop off/pick up 7am-2pm, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday: Drop off/pick up 7:00am-8:00am, 12pm-1pm or 6pm-9pm
Thursday: Drop off/pick up 7am-2pm, 6pm-9pm
Friday: Drop off/pick up 7am-11:00am, 12pm-1pm, 6pm-9pm
Weekends: Anytime w/ advance notice.

** If this will be your first booking with DogVacay, we will send you a coupon code for $20 off**

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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Danielle A.

10 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Danielle's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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10 Reviews
Wish I'd gotten more photos and updates. Felt like it was hard to get in touch with her and I got pretty worried about my dog several times while I was away for the week.
Danielle and Jean Marie provide a calm, loving environment for my 6 lb Yorkie. When I picked her up she was perky and well cared for. Wouldn't hesitate to use them again! In fact, I am doing so next week!
We felt at ease having Scarlett stay here. They were professional and good communicators. We felt that our dog had a happy visit, and was well taken care of, but then Scarlett didn't say much.
Danielle was super flexible and open to take care of our dogs in the last minute for half a day, they seemed at ease with her and well were taken care of during their stay. She was a great host to us when we were at her place and her resident dog is super friendly and adorable. Definitely recommend her.
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Danielle and her husband were accommodating and so kind! Jake had a fantastic time staying with them and their dog!! They took care of him like he was their own. We will be staying with them again
My dogs had a great vacation!

Danielle is sweet and caring and her home is clean, safe and welcoming. Though the description specified boarding only one dog at a time (in addition to Danielle's own sweet, gentle pup), when I queried her about possibly taking my two boys, she was willing. (Yay!) I have one young, active dachshund and an elderly, blind chihuahua, and I liked the idea of a home without too many dogs, or one with big dogs. This situation worked out perfectly for us!

I felt totally comfortable leaving my "babies" with Danielle and her husband. I knew they would be safe and well-cared for and I could tell that they were very happy and stress-free when we picked them up! Stress-free dogs means a stress-free vacation for me!

I would definitely recommend Danielle and will certainly call on her next time we go away!
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Danielle and her hisband were so good to Penny Lane- they met is outdoors so the dogs could have nutreal turf to get acquainted. Penny liked having two companions. Their home is very dog friendly and she was well attended to!
Danielle was a great host! She was super accomodating-- though I changed drop off and pick up times with her more than once she was friendly and flexible and just really nice. Moses seemed to have had a great time in her care-- he clearly got plenty of exercise, ate well, and slept well. She lives right next to great paths/parks so it is absolute doggie heaven.
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Our 15-year-old miniature poodle usually stays with a close friend when we go away but this time, she was unavailable. I used DogVacay for the first time and was very pleased with how easily Chloe was welcomed and taking good care of. What a relief! I would use Danielle and Jean Marie again in a heartbeat!
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My dog had a great stay with Danielle and her dog. Danielle kept in touch with photos and texts and both the dogs had a blast. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
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