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Beverly R.
Solvang, CA 93463
56 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$70/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Beverly's Resident Pets

Max
Mutt
Male
5 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Beverly's House

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

About Beverly

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I work from home. I have an adorable multi breed mutt Max. Max is looking for a playmate at home and to join us on walks. Max goes for two walks a day morning and late afternoon, the location varies but each walk is at least for a hour. Each outing is an adventure for Max as we go around the neighborhood or we take a drive to the park, or hiking trails. Max would love to have a friend join him chase squirrels off of our acre property and chase him around the property. Our property is fully enclosed, we have an acre for Max to play in. We have free range chickens that share the property with Max. Max loves his little chicken friends and so if his play date has a hard time refraining from chasing his friends then the chickens will be confined to an area away from his play date.

We treat Max as a little person who sleeps on our bed, sits on the couch and gets a home cooked meal every night . Max loves to have a play date or a sleep over friend once in awhile .

We are great care givers of animals We adore Max so we ensure that Max and his visiting buddies are happy and healthy all of the time.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Beverly R.
Solvang, CA 93463
56 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$70/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 14, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Beverly's Home
$70 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Beverly's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$30 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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56 Reviews
Bev, Peter, and Max were great. It meant so much to me to get periodic updates and pictures while I was away! Bev was so thorough and so accommodating. I could tell my dog Hunter was having a fantastic time. I would absolutely take him there again and wholeheartedly recommend her!!
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Duke had a ball playing with Peter who went way beyond the call of duty taking care of our boy. Beverly and her husband are the best and we would not hesitate to have Duke stay again on our next trip to the wine country. Bravo!
We were in Solvang for one night, Bev was amazing!! She sent me pictures all night and in the morning. She even took Chase to the dog park the morning before we picked him up. Thank you!!!
I'm pretty sure my dog had more fun at Bev's house than my family had at Disneyland aka the happiest place on earth :) Bev sent tons of pictures of my dog's fun days there. They went for lots of walks and had special duck neck treats. This was our second time using dogvacay.com and staying at Bev's. We will never go back to using a tradition boarding place. Love dogvacay.com!
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Always wonderful! My dogs RUN into their home when they arrive and greet Beverly & Peter as if they are a part of their pack (because they have become that)! Always feel very safe and secure with my 'kids' being in their care.
Luke & Lily have stayed with Peter, Bev & Max a couple of times. They always welcome them like they are part of the family and we have no doubt when we leave them, they are receiving a lot of love and attention! We are so pleased to have found such a wonderful place in our small town!
Joanie
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Our dog's 2 night stay with Beverly couldn't have been better. She treated him as a member of her family and we couldn't have asked for more.
A perfect location and property for our dog. I can tell when we picked up Max that he had a great time there. Beverly treated him well and sent me updates/pictures via text. It was great!
they're simply wonderful hosts - couldn't ask for better care of my pet!
Did not end up bringing the dogs there because of illness. Comunication was excellent , however.
They're great hosts, I don't need to have you to ask me to further confirm that. They won't change, and if they do, I'll let you know!
We could not be happier! Beverly and her husband Peter were so wonderful to us and Lola. We received many text updates throughout her stay with them. When Lola was brought to our wedding, it was on time and she looked just as clean as when I dropped her off. Even though I know she was running amuck and having a blast with their pup. She is going to sleep for days! So happy with everything. Thank you!!!
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Great folks - entertain my dog well - lots of variety!
They are simply great hosts to my dog: walks, pictures, emails and a warm welcome were all part of the experience. A+
I cannot say enough good things about Bentley's vacay at Beverly's home. Not only was he well taken care of, she provided me with updates during the day so that I could see how he was doing. I give Beverly a well-deserved TEN!
She is truly the best when it comes to dogs. She keep you updated throughout the day with picture of how your baby (dog) is doing and what they're doing. She really does care for your pet like it is part of her family too. My Aussie hurt his paw she instant got ahold of me and also called a vet to come by and check him. Lucky Zeke was fine and it only turned out to be a check up but she even covered the fee for the house call. She is truly a wonderful person.
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Most enjoyable hosts, spent a lot of time with my animal, excellent environment, well worth the cost!
We can't say enough good things about Beverly and Peter! Bear had an awesome time and was completely tuckered out when we went to fetch him. They also accommodated our request to have him attend our wedding celebration and take him back when the ceremony was over (or else he would eat all the food!). They have a large gated property and had other dogs at their place when Bear was staying over so he got plenty of playtime. Would highly recommend them.
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Our dog, Charly, had the time of his life at Bev's. Charly lives for walks (and food), and I received text photos repeatedly from his many walks. Bev's dog Max was a welcoming buddy for Charly. Drop off and pick up were as arranged and simple. Charly is blind, and Bev took a bit of a risk in accepting his reservation, but they got along well. When we dropped him off, we felt reassured that our boy was in good hands. Thank you, Bev, for your kindness to Charly. We hope to see you next year when return.
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As usual our dogs had the best time with Beverly, Peter and who can forget Max. They came home exhausted from a fun time at their place. Beverly sent updates daily with many cute pictures of our boys out and about. I always feel confident that the care they get while we are on vacation is top notch. She treats our boys as if they were her own.
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Jax loves staying with Beverly and Peter and his buddy Max. It's like home away from home. Thanks again
Beverly is an amazing hostess! She is caring and observant. Bev kept in touch with photos and is a fantastic communicator. She has a wonderful yard for the dogs to play and she takes them out to parks. Her dog Max is very sociable and Ena will miss Max and Bev until the next time! Thanks Bev!
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Jax had the best time as usual with Max and the gang. Thanks once again to Bev and Peter for making a special place in their magical home for him.
It was truly a vacation for my dog Danno. I received so many pictures of him from Beverly that I never got a chance to miss him. Bevery and her husband to Danno and their own sweet dog Max on 3 walks a day including some jogging and true trail hikes. They truly love animals and it shows.
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Once again we wish to thank Bev and Peter for welcoming our dog Jax into their family. He is always wagging with excitement as soon as we turn onto their street.
The best!!!
Beverly is the kindest, most nurturing hostess imaginable. Rufus has separation anxiety but felt right at home & was treated like one of the family. I highly recommend her.
Another wonderful stay! Our dog leaps out of the car with joy when he knows he is going to be staying with Max, Bev and Peter. They are the best!
Our greyhound regularly visits with Bev, Peter and their awesome little terrier Max. Romeo thinks of them as his 2nd family at this point. He gets spoiled, gets thorough walks and tons of love...and gets to nap on their couch. Romeo and I highly recommend them...and thank them for being awesome "surrogates" when I can't have Romeo with me.
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Our little 'girl', Martha, hates to be left with strangers, but I honestly don't think she had any problems with Max, Beverly and Peter. Their home and beautiful yard invite any puppy home.

We loved the updates and frequent pictures of what she was up to every day. It really made us feel so confident that she was doing well in our absents.

Plus, it didn't hurt that Max & Martha could have been twins separated at birth!! Amazing!

Thank You Again, Beverly & Peter
Alice, Marty & Martha
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JAX had a wonderful time staying at Max's Playhouse. I know he loved seeing all his old doggie pals again and he was spoiled as usual by the attentions of Bev, Peter and friend, Alan. We weren't sure he would want to come home. Thanks again : }
Bev was very nice. Showed us around the place before we dropped our dog off. She kept us updated over the weekend while he was there. He seemed to have a great time playing and going for walks.
What a great experience! This is my first time boarding a dog and I would do it again! Bev and Max are the perfect hosts, I received updates on the wonderful walks and playtime that my dog was getting. My husband said it looked like she was having more fun than us, ha. To finish off the weekend, Bev gave us eggs from her chickens. Highly recommend! You will be in good hands!
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Kingsley had a wonderful time! Beverly and Peter were wonderful to meet, work with and help to make Kingsley's stay as fun, comfortable and reassuring for him as possible. Because Kinglsey had only come to live with me 7 weeks before I had to leave town, they went out of their way to help make this a seamless transition for Kingsley by getting together several times - and kept me updated with texts, emails and photos. Highly recommend and already have a day-long 'day care' visit scheduled.
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Beverly and Peter are wonderful. Highly recommend them as baby sitters for your furry friend.
Coordinating plans with Beverly was a breeze and she is so easy going. She's obviously a pro at this. I love how she treats her dog and was very attracted to her dedication to sharing that same affection and nurturing with vacationing pets. My husband and I appreciate the luxury accomodations, top notch care, and all of the pics and updates she sent. We were also very touched that our dog played with their dog since he hasn't played with a buddy since his companion pooch passed away 6 months ago (which is why we won't use a kennel now that he is alone). It was a great experience that turned out better than expected. We are grateful to know of this wonderful dog sitting option!
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This was the BEST experience Tonette has ever had. We didn't arrive until 8:30 and Tonette was given a night walk before bed with her new friends, Max and Baxter. The next morning we joined Bev and the dogs for a long walk and enjoyed visiting with Bev and watching her wonderful manner with the dogs. After the walk she took Tonette home to bath (she was muddy from a joyous wade in a shallow creek.) while we went back to the time share to pack up and have lunch after which we picked up a very clean Tonette and continued our journey. Tonette had so much fun!!
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I ca't say enough good things about how well Bev & Peter took care of our dog Jax. We were updated daily with pictures and details of the day. To be honest, it looked like our dog was having so much fun, we thought he might not want to come home. We will definitely use them in the future.
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Beverly provided the best dog sitting service we have ever had. We were given detailed updates throughout the day as well as pictures. The drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez was worth it and Beverly will be our first choice for any other dog sitting we may need.
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Ena really enjoyed her experience! Bev was really patient and kind while helping Ena to adjust to her homestay. I am so glad that Ena can stay in a such a caring and loving environment!
Ena had a wonderful time and Bev is so friendly and flexible! Wonderful!
As always, fantastic.
The best experience anyone could ask for! Just needed a couple hour stay. She was real open about me needing only the few hours. Her dog Max is so cute! Love the chickens. All very friendly. Even got some all natural eggs! Super affordable. My dog has never been happier. Constant text updates with photos. Some of those photos are priceless and irreplaceable. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Tried to tip for perfect service. She refused. Her husband is also a sweetheart. This was the perfect solution to what could have been a huge problem if I did not find a dog sitter. Cuddy, my lil pom/maltese mix is grateful for the vacay.
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More than outstanding. Can not say enough about how good these people are or about how well they took care of our kids.
This is the highest level of dog care and attention that I can imagine in an excellent environment.
We are pleased, grateful and thankful.
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I amy reviewing again because I continue to have my dogs stay with Bev and Pete on all our visits to Santa Ynez. It really seems like their home away from home. I never worry about them, knowing that they are treated just like the family dog , Max. They get taken on long walks and have a huge yard to run in when they are at home with the chickens! Greta and Lucero can be a lot of work and I really appreciate the personal care that they get at Max's Playhouse. I could not recommend them more highly!
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We are always very nervous about leaving our dear girl with anyone but due to an event in the area where we couldn't bring her for the day, we knew immediately after meeting Beverly and Peter that she'd be in good hands. They have an adorable little dog "Max" who probably would have loved to play with our Mittens but due to an attack at a dog park, our girl is still a little afraid of other dogs, Beverly and Peter took such good care of her and during the day, sent text messages and photos to let us know how she was doing. They have a lovely property with beautiful chickens running around which is heaven for dogs and I think Mittens's favorite part of the day was her long jog with Peter!
Then, after we picked her up, they invited us to go for a walk in the afternoon with Max. The bonus at the end of the day was going home with 18 fresh eggs! My husband and I highly recommend Beverly and you can be sure that your "kids" will be loved and cared for as they were her own. If we ever need DogVacay in the area again, we'll look no further than Beverly. In fact, if we're ever in the area and we don't need them, we'll still call just to say "hello".
Thank you sooooo much for taking such care with our angel.
Nancy & Alan Cook
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Beverly, her husband and Max have been great hosts for my hound! They give him lots of personalized attention and he feels very comfortable with them! We will visit with them again for sure!
They were the sweetest people! Max was an awesome dog! calm and yet energetic! My dog Bear loved this place. SO much space to run around! and took him on a hike!They updated me how he was doing sending pictures via text and those pictures almost made me jealous that he was having so much fun! lolololol Thank you so much for everything and being helpful with our camping trip as well. We will be back! thank you once again and Bear is sending love as well!

Young, Albert and Bear!
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Beverly was an excellent host for our dog, Baxter. She was very diligent and caring as if he were her own dog. During his recent 3 week stay Baxter required attention from a vet. Bev very quickly organized this and dealt with Dog Vacay regarding the insurance which was handled efficiently with no problems. She kept us up to date daily with texts, photos and emails with his treatment and progress.
Baxter definitely was extremely well looked after and enjoyed his stay there. I will definitely use Bev next time and have no hesitation recommending her to anyone.
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This was our dog's second stay with Bev and I'm convinced he feels like she and Peter (and Robin) are family. It's amazing the personalized attention they give. I couldn't give a higher rating. I recommend highly.
Beverly was more than great. She text photos and updates often. Very nice people with a great property for doggies. I highly recommend her!
Greta and Lucero seem to look at Bev and Peter's as their second home. They never hesitate to jump out of their carriers the minute I open them and head straight into the beautiful grounds of their home in Santa Ynez to play with Max their sweet terrier. Max is always very polite when there is a Jack Russell Terrier invasion! Bev has managed to mix dogs and chickens which amazes me. She has a unique understanding of how to deal with the dog's characters and it shows when you see them interacting with dogs, chickens and people.
Thanks Bev and Peter!
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Perfect! Bev and Peter were absolutely great hosts. Bev kept us posted regularly with texts and pics to assure us all was going well. Our boxer, Joey, got great exercise, met new friends and adapted quickly due to the loving environment. Would highly recommend.
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Beverly was great! She entertained last minute accommodation for our CiCi while we vacationed in Santa Barbara. It was Cici's first time away from us, & Beverly took very good care of her. We were very happy w/ the service she provided, & would highly recommend her.
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When I drop off the dogs with Bev and Peter. they rush out of the car and up the drive as if they were home. The surroundings are beautiful, but most important is how loving they are with the dogs. I never worry when I leave my pets with Bev and Peter and they have even learned to live peacefully among a variety of chickens. Bev always gives me a report on how the dogs behaved, what they did, how long they walked, etc. I could not give them a higher recommendation!
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We left Baxter,our 8 month old Labradoodle with Beverly for 5 days. It was his first trip away from home. Everything was great about the set up including, the house with plenty of yard space, another dog for him to play with, and friendly hosts who genuinely like dogs. Beverly sent me an email every day with an update on his wellbeing and activities. He got more exercise than he usually does at home. I have the feeling that Baxter was quite sad to leave his Vacay home. So all in all a very positive experience and I would have no hesitation in using Beverly again to take care of our dog. I would highly recommend her to other dog owners looking to board their pets.
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