Middletown's Mutt Mansion

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Brian M.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Brian's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
8 yr 2 mo old

Brian's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Brian

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a stay-at-home internet entrepreneur. I have the flexibility to work when I want to, so if your dog needs a walk, I'm there for him.

My military wife also works from home a couple of days a week, so that's some extra attention.

We have a fully fenced in half-acre yard for your pup to explore.

Jake, my dog, is a husky/lab mix who is very friendly with all dogs and a regular at the Newport dog park.

We have two boys ages 2 and 3 who are usually in day care. They are very comfortable with dogs and there have been no problems in the 80+ dogs that have stayed here.

Give your dog the island vacation he/she deserves.

Due to our popularity, we tend to have several dogs during peak travel times such as holidays, school vacations, or Newport's popular summer/wedding season.

I do my best to accommodate last minute requests, particularly those from the large, local military population in the area.
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Can administer oral medicine

Brian M.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brian's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Brian's Home
$32 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
40 Reviews
Brian and his family were wonderful caretakers of our dog. She was well-cared for and exhausted when we picked her up -- always a good sign! We will definitely ask Brian to watch our dog again if we go out of town. Thanks again!
Rusty loved being playing with all the extra dogs. Brian sent us periodic photos of Rusty and how he was doing, which was helpful since this was our first time really leaving him. He was also very accommodating in our crazy schedule changing. We look forward to our next visit with him.
Brian and his family were great with our Scout. They were flexible with the drop off and pickup.
Great host, was easy to work with, updated me with pictures of my dog throughout the stay. Brian took good care of my dog and was able to accommodate a shift in drop off time with ease. Highly recommended! He even contacted me after I picked up my dog to let me know we had left a toy there, and he arranged to get it back to me. Thanks!
Brian was wonderful and Oliver had a great time.
Leaving your dog someplace new is always nerve-racking. Brian proved himself to be a dog person as soon as I dropped Doc off. Brian was sitting on the floor hugging my shy, timid Springer as I went out of the door. You cannot ask for better than that!
It was my first time using DogVacay. Brian and I corresponded few times (conformation and drop off time, very quick turn around, to the point response
This was the second time Cooper stayed with Brian and his family--the 1st time just for the day while I was at work and this time for several days while out of town. Brian was able to give Cooper eye drops 4 times per day he needs for glaucoma and keep him out of the sun, which bothers his eyes. The pictures he sent showed Cooper comfortably resting on the sofa with Brian's dog, and he did well with the other dogs staying there. Brian is willing to be flexible, and I trust he's taking good care of my dog when I have to be away. I would take him there again for future trips.
Brian had good communication right from the start in answering any questions and concerns I may have. He had his dog and 2 other dogs when we arrived but greeted our dog Charley with open arms. while keeping the other dogs under control. We were very comfortable leaving her there. I highly recommend Brian and if we're ever in the area again, I hope he will be available to care for her.
We left our papillon with Brian so we could see the mansions. When we got back kemo dog seemed relaxed and happy. Would leave him again
Sadie had a great day at Brian's house! She was initially nervous mingling with all the other doggy guests, but Brian took the time to reassure her until she was comfortable. They have a huge fenced-in yard which is perfect for the pups to hang in. I will definitely use Brian in the future!
Brian was welcoming and took great care of our black lab. He sent an update during our short trip and even a photo so we knew Kingston was having a good time. Kingston slept the whole way home and snored through the night so we know he had fun playing in the backyard and with the other doggies.
Lovely, warm place to leave your pup. Brian was very nice and accommodating - I'd definitely look him up again next time I'm in town!
Very helpful and accommodating for my new dog! Thanks for helping us out!
Great. Highly recommend his service.
Great communication and very flexible with drop- off and pick-up. Brian sent pictures of our dogs after they settled in (the old pooch even found a home on the couch and earned himself the nickname, Pops, being the oldest canine in the house). Would definitely use Brian again. Great backyard for our 2 year old pointer to run and play. Thanks, Brian!
This is a duplicate rating because I extended my stay. Summary: Brian was amazing. Really great person and super pro. 10/10 would have my dog stay with him again.
As always, I can trust that Brian will provide great care to Chloe my Westie. He has a great home, and Chloe is always happy to stay with Brian!
Brian always provides great care for Chloe when I have to travel for work or a short vacation. I can count on that Chloe will be happy and well cared for by Brian. I highly recommend him!
Brian was a pleasure to leave Ella with. He was kind, attentive, and committed to giving Ella the best possible stay. I would 10/10 leave Ella with Brian again. Highly recommended!!
Both dogs had an excellent stay.
We had a great experience working with Brian. He was very accommodating with our drop off and pick up schedule. Bingo appeared to be well taken care of during his stay.
Brian was more than accommodating of our pup Max! We needed a last minute daycare for him and as we are from out of town weren't sure where to turn. Brian was able to fit us in, responded quickly, and was flexible with drop off time.
Max loved it! They have the perfect home for dogs and it only took a minute for Max to forget all about me in favor of their giant yard. Brian followed all my instructions and feed schedule perfectly.
When we picked up Max he was extremely happy and very worn out. We could tell he'd spent the day playing, since he napped the whole way home!
I would definitely recommend Brian and the mutt mansion to anyone looking for hassle free dog care in the area and know we'll keep them in mind for future vacations.
Brian was great at accommodating my very long day schedule all week - Duncan certainly seemed to enjoy his experience!
Brian was friendly but....when we picked up our pup, his he and his wife had a lot of complaints regarding our dog. Apparently, they went to Block Island one day and left him alone in their kitchen. Of course, our pup pawed at the cabinets smelling food and ate whatever food he could find. We didn't realize they would be leaving him alone for extended periods of time, which we would've found someone else if we would've known that. Also, they have two small children and our dog is about 70 lbs and very playful, so that also concerned us. Just didn't seem like their house or schedules were set up to pet sit for an extended period of time. Will find someone else to watch our pup for our next trip out of town.
Very nice people who genuinely love dogs! I appreciate them putting up With me getting lost and stuck in Newport traffic! I would recommend them to someone needing dog far in the area. My 3 little guys are rarely left with a a sitter and did well
This was our first time using this service but it certainly won't be the last - it was truly "pawsome"! Brian answered our questions very quickly and was super accommodating; and what to say of his beautiful, spacious dog-friendly home and backyard with plenty of room for dogs to play and run! Brian sent us an update on Jake while we were away, and even a couple of beautiful photos. We would highly recommend this experience for your 4-legged best friend :)
I could have not chosen a better dogsitter as my first experience with dogvacay.com! Brian responded so swiftly with my inquiry and helped me through the process which was surprisingly easy! Truffle had a great time! It was nice meeting your whole family. Thank you for taking care of my baby!
Brian is great. Our pup has stayed with him multiple times and loves it.
Brian is great with the dogs. My Cinder is a 7 month old puppy, and Brian helped her adjust to the other dogs. When Cinder got home, she was exhausted from having such a fun play time with her "new friends". I will definitely use his services again. I know Cinder will be well taken care of whenever she stays with Brian.
There were complications on our side with dropping off, but Brian was very helpful and accommodating. This is obviously a very dog-friendly home and we know we can leave Teddy there with complete confidence.
I was so impressed with Brian and how he treated my dog, Boon. His sweet dog Jake greeted us at t the door, He had a wonderful fenced in back yard, and was very eager to please my dog.
I would HIGHLY recommend this Brian for your future trips to Newport, R.I. Julie
Thank you for all the pictures and updates!
From the moment I met Brian and his wife, I knew from their kind and warm personalities that Chloe would be well cared for during my vacation.

Their home is large and open. Great largr fenced yard and very clean.

Brian sent regular pictures of Chloe and uodates. So great to have them close by to Newport. I have already scheduled for a second dog vacay!

I would recommend Brian without hesitation. Great, caring homebased care!
Great! Ellie had a nice time! Thanks!'
Things went well with Maisy's visit to Brian. He sent a couple of cute photos during the time she was there, and she seemed to enjoy her stay! I'm glad to have a great Dog Vacay person so close to home. Thanks!
Our pup Belle had such a great "vacation" at Brian's! She may have even had more fun than we did on ours. She loved playing with their dog Jake and cooling off in the baby pool. We loved getting pictures and updates on Belle while we were away and knew she was having a blast. Thanks Brian and family and Belle cannot wait until her next vacation!
Brian got back to us right away and made an extra effort to keep in touch with us to update us on our dog's well being. He lives in a beautiful home with his family and a friendly dog. He was really understanding (though we were horrified) when our dog tagged his home. When we picked up our dog, he left us with some doggie treats. Overall a great experience and definitely recommend his services.
Brian and his family are wonderful. We are so happy to have found them and will definitely be leaving our beloved pup with them again in the future! They have a lovely back yard and and their six year-old husky, Jake, was very welcoming to our rambunctious 2 yr old! Buster was sad to leave and was completely exhausted (just the way we like him) when we got home. I highly recommend having Brian care for your pup while you're away!
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