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John G.

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65 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 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

John's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About John

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Single home with large fenced in back yard. Live in a cul sac with little traffic. Dogs will have the run of our home. We do not have any dogs of our own right now but we do love and appreciate them. We are senior citizens and have a lot of love to give to your pets.
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John G.

Online Now!
65 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 15, 2017

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At John's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
65 Reviews
John was great, as always. It's a pleasure to go off on vacation knowing our beloved Eli is in the hands of someone who loves him almost as much.
We absolutely love John! Our dog Brady can be timid around new people but he warmed up to him instantly. He's always excited to go over there for daycare or boarding. I'm in the military and John has been amazingly flexible working with my schedule! I have used other more commercial types of daycare and after John I don't think I'll ever take him back to one! Schedule a meeting and greet and you'll see what I'm talking about!
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John welcomed both us and our dogs over to his house for a meet and greet. Immediately both us and our dogs felt very comfortable with John and his beautiful home. John provided us with plenty of pictures while our dogs were in his care. Knowing our dogs were in good hands while we were away, allowed us to relax and enjoy our vacation to it's fullest. We fully plan on using John again in the future, very satisfied customers!!!
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My little terrier enjoyed playing with the other dogs at John's house. He's an energetic and social pup, so this is a good fit for him. Thank you, John, for providing a safe and fun environment!
We were very apprehensive about leaving "Bella" (our six year old golden retriever) with someone other than family for the 9 days that we would be gone to Aruba. John was fabulous with her. She was extremely happy to be there and was very relaxed when we picked her up. We had left her in a kennel in the past and she was very anxious for days after we returned home. This was the exact opposite. The daily pictures kept us relaxed as well. We will definitely use him in the future and have already told others about him.
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John is a kind and generous dog sitter. He and his wife love my little Lucy and she in turn loves them.
We are so happy to have found John. Our two Golden boys (Casey and Mickee) have had four extended overnight stays with John in the past year And not only are we comfortable leaving them but they love it. (I think he spoils them as much as we do). We receive, unsolicited updates along with pictures of our boys every day from John. We are so happy to have found you. Until next time; thank you again.
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My dog lulu had an experience with John that was just like home for her. She is a very laid back dog who likes to lounge around, sleep late, watch the other dogs, but not romp around. She was left to do what she wished,with no pressure to stop being so lazy. When we picked her up we were talking to John on the deck outside and she grew tired of our talking and tried to go back in john,s house!
We had been gone 10 days! I would leave lulu with John again. It was a perfect match.
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John did a great job taking care of our Lab Lady. She will be looking forward to her next visit. Thanks John for give us peace of mind while on vacation!! Tom
John was very welcoming and accommodating for my 4 1/2 yo Weimaraner, Mya, who I am extremely attached to! She was very at ease upon meeting John, and he is clearly a genuine dog lover. She showed no sign of concern for me leaving... actually did not seem to even notice! Upon return she was just as happy go lucky and very content. I'm looking forward to having Mya stay with John again soon!
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Our two Golden Retrievers were well cared for by John and his wife. His yard is big, fenced and great for dogs. We had different instructions for feeding each dog and John took care of everything.
This was Pip's first overnight trip away, and I'm so glad we found John to watch him for the weekend. Pip made himself right at home, and it was so nice to know that Pip was being loved in a comfortable home rather than boarded in a kennel. John sent us some great updates and pictures, reassuring me throughout the weekend that he was fine. Pick-up and drop-off were so easy, and I appreciated his communication before our visit. I would definitely hope to use John again!
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First time using DogVacay and since I took my big guy on a partial vacay with me ... I was leaving him far from home with someone I never met. John was totally accommodating about meeting before the actual travel date, and told me numerous stories which illustrated his experience with other dogs as big and energetic as mine. The DogVacay website could use some work--especially the booking part -- but the staff assistance was good and although it took more time than it should have, the reservation, discount, and correction refund was all sorted out. More importantly Cole was totally at home with John and a few other dogs while I enjoyed a few dogs in Maine.
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This was the first time I ever left my dogs with someone outside their home. Initially I was very nervous. John met with me and my dogs for a meet and greet at his home. He was very kind and upbeat and took all the time with me I needed. He has a very large enclosed back yard which was clean and lovingly maintained.
His house is clean and lovely. He spoiled my dogs rotten, hand fed my little one the first few days until she acclimated and sent me photos and updates daily. I highly recommend John and appreciate the great care he gave to my dogs. He truly treated them like his own!
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Penny felt very at home with John and Eileen. They took excellent care of her and we look forward to more visits in the future!
Elsa and Jaeger had a great time on their doggie vacay! I couldn't have asked for better care while I was away!
Ray had a great time at John's house. John obviously loves dogs, and took great care of our Shelty. Beautiful home and grounds. It was so wonderful to go away and not worry. And loved getting photos of our buddy every day. Booked him again immediately.
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This was our first time using Dogvacay, but John was great at making us feel comfortable leaving our 3 yr old havanese at his home. Several times during the 1 night visit he sent pictures of our little girl. He was also responsive when I sent him questions; as I mentioned this was our 1st time, so we needed reassurance. John and his wife were very loving to our little girl, and we would definitely use their services again. Thanks John!!!
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We were so happy when we found John. DogVacay was a whole new experience for us and once I read the reviews and found that one of our neighbors had posted a review, I felt that we had found a wonderful sitter for our Sadie. John provided daily updates on Sadie's activities and sent pictures during her 4-day stay. John's home is very dog friendly with a large fenced back yard for serious doggie romping and a comfortable environment inside for snoozing on the sofa and beds. It's obvious that John loves dogs. We will not hesitate to have Sadie stay again.
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John took excellent care of my girl Lily. She had a lot of fun playing ball in his backyard and even had a few throws in the house. I had great peace of mind knowing that Lily was well cared for. Thanks too for the picture of Lily enjoying her day.
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Rascal, our havanese, spent 3 days with John this summer. John treated her just like a member of the family. He sent pictures every day of her playing or sitting on the couch. She was so happy when we picked her up. He has a large yard for the dogs to play and exercise. I would not hesitate to use John again and I would highly recommend his services. 100% better than any kennel.
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John was great with our girl Ruby. We had a last minute issue with our regular pet sitter but John made us feel totally comfortable leaving Ruby in his care. He sent regular updates with pictures and I know that she had just as great a vacation as we did. Thank you John!
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Our Cooper spent a week with John this summer and really seemed to enjoy his little doggie vacay. He had other dogs to play with. John spoils the dogs and treats them like family. We got pictures pictures every day of Cooper sleeping on the bed, lying on the couch, loving his doggie life. It gave us great comfort and we will continue to ask John to take care of our boy while we're away. Highly recommend him.
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We are in a rental for a 2 week vacation in Osterville, but we needed someone to take our golden retriever when we were out to dinner or wanted to go to the Beach, as she is not allowed to stay alone in the rental. John G. Has been great! We just let him know when he will be needed for a "daycare visit" and he responds quickly, and we drop her off! She has been there 4 x's in one week! She loves to see John at the gate when we pull up, and she often gets to hang out with a few other 4 legged "visitors" in his great fenced back yard" ! He loves dogs, and he and his wife couldn't be nicer! We highly recommend them
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John was great! I left my dog Hercules with him for the weekend of my wedding. My husband and I really wanted Hercules to be part of our special day so John offered to bring him to and from the Wequassett so he could he part of the ceremony. Hercules loved John and John treated Herk like he was one of his own. Thanks again John for everything!!!
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Walter had a fine time with John G. for the weekend. He'd had a bad experience recently at a boarding kennel, so he needed extra TLC for his next away-from-home experience. He got it all at John's house. A happy pup is a happy owner. Thanks, John.

Valerie
Mashpee, MA
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John was great. He kept us informed and Tucker seemed very happy with him.
Sorry this is so late, I thought I had done this earlier. My experience with John G was great. I don't think the dogs missed us a bit.
John is a great guy...what a gem. Left my 2 older standard poodles for a 2 week vacation. One of my poodles has some health issues. John really helped out a lot without any fuss....plus he sent me really cute pictures everyday. He loves animals and is sensitive and compassionate ......perfecto!
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John was as helpful as could be in arranging to take care of Darcy. He sent us a picture of Darcy reading the newspaper. He made us feel that Darcy was well cared for in his home. Thank you John. John and Elizabeth
I had John watch my 10 month old puppy for about a week back in March. He was a great easy going guy who clearly loves dogs and has a great big fenced in back yard on a short dead end street with mostly seasonal homes. I was initially a little uneasy because my dog is still young and energetic and was afraid that she would be too much, but it seems like she had a great time with both John and the other dogs that came through the week. My puppy apparently didn't do her business outside the whole week we were gone, but John didn't seem to mind and takes things in stride. He told me only when I picked her up, which was nice otherwise I would have probably stressed about it all week! Daily picture updates were great and helped me feel confident that she was being taken good care of and in good health and spirits. I definitely recommend John to anyone whether its a day or a week long stay!
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Moose had a GREAT time!!! John was very accommodating and Moise felt instantly at home. We will definitely use them again!!!
We recently left our 8 month old Braque Francais with John for a week. During the reservation process, John always responded to my messages within an hour or so. Upon meeting him, we found him to be warm and friendly. We had no worries about Dotti's care while she stayed with John. He sent us daily photos and updates on Dotti. This reassured us, being so far away, and knowing how much energy a puppy has! Thank you, John, we will call on you again in the future!
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I am so happy to have found John and I can't say enough good things about him! We have had lots of travel over the last few months, and John has watched our Hank about 5 times now. Since we had never used a dog sitter before, I was initially hesitant above leaving Hank, since Weimaraners can have a hard time adjusting to new surroundings. But we had a great meet-and-great and Hank seemed to be comfortable with John, so I was hopeful. For our first trip, Hank cried a lot, but John patiently comforted him and they stuck it out. However, I felt the true test would be how Hank would react when he went back the second time. But to my surprise, he seemed to be excited to be there and ran right in. Since then, he has never looked back! John has been great about keeping us updated with daily photos and also flexible, like when we had to extend our trip another day due to a cancelled flight. Hank loves the fenced-in back yard and that he gets the run of the house
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BUDDY, A FRENCH BULLDOG, TELLS HIS PALS THAT HE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH JOHN.. PLAYED WITH BALLS AND SLEPT ON THE BIG BOY BED. WE KEEP CHECKING OFF THE 5 STARS BUT THEY DON'T CHANGE COLOR TO GOLD, WE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG..
Max was very well taken care of, wonderful home!
What a wonderful experience!!!! Billy and Henry had a great time with John. They were able to play and run outside and enjoy the comforts of John's lovely home, while meeting new friends. I am so happy to find DogVacay, because I didn't want the dogs in a kennel. I highly recommend DogVacay and especially John G, who watched the dogs and even allowed us to come over for a meet and greet before their stay. 5 Stars!!!! Thank you so very much for everything!!!!
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John greeted Chewie & I and we had a terrific visit. He has a lovely home & Chewie & him got on very well. Looking forward for our dog to visit again.
Wilma has been with John before. She is never sure if she wants to come with me or not. He treats her like a grandchild which means he totally spoils her
John G and his wife were a perfect match for our dog. Their backyard was totally fenced so she could run. On our meet and greet, they both couldn't show her enough genuine love. Their home is completely open to the dogs. She certainly was spoiled and received a ton of love. We will definitely use John G and wife again.
Greg and Nancy ILL
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Coovey's second trip to John's house saw her jumping out of the car and scrambling to greet John. That is exactly the kind of reaction you want, isn't it? Coovey barely acknowledged me as I left and I knew that she was happy and would be well cared for in my absence. John & Eileen could not be any better! They clearly love dogs and truly appreciate each animal's little idiosyncrasies. Coovey is one of the family when she is with John & Eileen.
Thanks so much! You two are fabulous!
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John is a very pleasant man who obviously loves dogs very much. Wilma met him at a meet and greet a few weeks before her stay. I could tell then that he gave off "I love dogs vibe" because she could not get enough of him. He followed all of our rules for her such as her sleeping in her own bed and not getting on furniture and not getting fed from the table. She must have had a good time, she is totally worn out. I will board Wilma with John again.
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John and his wife greeted us with open arms when we brought, Lucy, our lab to their house for an overnight. While we were gone, John sent us photos and updates to assure us that Lucy was in good hands. They have a large, fenced yard which was perfect for Lucy. I had forgotten to bring Lucy's food and water dish and it was no problem. John is well prepared. I would have Lucy stay with John and his wife again without hesitation.
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We were so delighted with John's care of our dogs! I am actually a sitter myself on Dogvacay and Rover. We live in Houston, TX & were vacationing on the Cape with our dogs. As a last minute idea instead of kenneling our dogs in the house we had rented for our stay, we decided to book a daycare. I found John, read his reviews and he sounded perfect. He agreed to take our 3 mini schnauzers on very short notice. We wanted to spend the day on Nantucket. John was a short distance away from Hyannis where we stayed. We dropped the dogs off and met John and his wife. He had a very large, well fenced yard. I was a little worried that they would slip out under the fence but John assured me he would be with them while they were outside. We picked them up around 5:00 & they were all so tired from their day of playing and running. It was so much better than kenneling them & then coming home to fine them all hyper and wanting to run and play. I would use John again in a minute and I can highly recommend him to care for your pups. I am a complete nut about my dogs and love them like children. My husband has wanted me to use this service but I was afraid. Then I became a sitter. Once I saw how great the Dogvacay experience was, I changed my mind. I think I was able to find a quality sitter easily. John was it. He was great, the dogs had a blast and we did not have to worry about them! Everyone wins!!
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John was great. Our dogs were safe and sound under his watch. He has a nice back yard where the dogs could play and a comfy house where they could sleep on the sofa! I look forward to using him again..
Our first experience using Dogvacay and finding John could not have been any better. John was wonderful and very comforting throughout the process, responding promptly to questions. And upon meeting him, his affection and caring for dogs was clearly apparent. His fenced in property and large backyard, beautifully landscaped lent itself to our peace of mind. John added to that comfort by sending us a pic now and then of our Gracie showing her enjoying the comforts of his home. Being new to this area we are very grateful to have founda sitter nearby. We highly recommend him. r
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John and his Paws Palace was great! John has a large yard that is completely fenced in, which gave me peace of mind because the dogs could just romp around and not necessarily need a long walk. John clearly loves dogs, and knows how important they are to their owners. He sent me text updates and pictures. And he was so helpful by bringing the pups to my wedding for pictures! I will definitely use John again when I head down to the Cape!
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I soon as we did the meet and greet with John G., I had no worries about leaving Henry in his care. The two instantly hit it off, and I could tell Henry was comfortable and happy with him. He spend the day playing in the large fenced in backyard, snoozing in the sun and snuggling with John. He was calm and happy when we picked him up. When John told me he hand fed Henry his food, I knew he was the best, most caring dog sitter we could find on Cape Cod. So happy with DogVacay service!
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I almost don't want to review John G. because he is so fantastic - I want to keep him all to myself! Our 2.5 year old Portuguese Water Dog felt at home right away and was clearly calm and happy when we arrived back to pick her up. We hope she'll have many, many more visits with John!
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My husband and I could not have been happier with John. He and his wife made Buster feel right at home and it was never a problem for John when I wanted to stop by and take Buster for a walk. I highly recommend John and his wife and will definitely use them again.
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Great experience. 5 paws for sure
Leaving our dog with John was a great decision! Our puppy has a lot of energy, and a big and fenced backyard was one of the reasons we chose John's place. John was very responsive to messages, and all questions were answered right away.

Additionally, we were first time in Cape Cod, and John helped us with directions and useful tips on traveling through Hyannis.

When we picked up our dog after a three-day stay with John, she looked happy and taken care of. She was even brushed! (And she is a sheepdog mix!)

I would definitely recommend John to my friends.
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Eli came home smiling, which said it all.
my dog was so happy to be with john he didn't want to leave. it is obvious john not only lov es dogs, but is also aware of how they must feel being left, and ensures they are happy.
John and his wife Eileen took terrific care of my dog. They were very flexible when I booked last minute with them and very easy to interact with. When I picked up my dog, she was very happily interacting with the other dogs in their care and was very content in their home. She seemed at ease with her environment.

They have a beautiful home and backyard where the dogs in their care get to run and play. John even took the time to feed my dog by hand because she was not eating from her own bowl at first so he decided to hand feed her. Both John and Eileen are animal lovers and it is evident that the dogs are well cared for and enjoy being with them. They will even take the dogs for runs on their local beach.

I will definitely use their dog sitting services again next time I visit the Cape. My only wish is they lived closer to where I live so I could always leave my dog with them when I have to go away.
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Bo is excited to see John & Eileen Highly recommend them to anyone Thanks for,taking such good care of him Fran & Don
John and his wife could not have been better for Flo. John took Flo with him on his errands (which she loved) and if he got something to eat, he got Flo something to eat. They shared their couches and their bed with a very affectionate dog who wanted one on one time! John figured out Flo's needs by her dances and body language. It was perfectly clear when I arrived to pick her up that she was content and I didn't need to hurry. She was clearly at home with these warm, caring animal lovers. I will always want Flo to stay with them when we leave town.
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Hosts were great. I could relax knowing my pets were in good hands. They paid special attention to dogs individual needs. Will definitely use them again.
Awesome
Our little princess needed a place to stay very last minute and John was very accommodating and friendly, made us feel totally safe about leaving out little girl over night! Nice fenced back yard and cozy home. Our pup loves to nap and chill but I would recommend John and his wife for any type of furry friend! Thanks john!
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After another pet sitter cancelled on us 6 days before we were to leave for our cruise, John & I Eileen stepped up immediately to take Macie for 8 days. They are the most loving people. We felt completely comfortable leaving her with them. They sent us pictures everyday. We loved that. When we got back we could tell Macie was torn as to come home with us or stay with her new family! It warmed our hearts that she felt so comfortable with them. We will always leave Macie with John & Eileen if they are available.
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We are so pleased to have found John & Eileen. We wanted a quiet, restful place for Pedey while we were away and this was the best. Pedey loves other dogs but he is getting older needs a calm environment when we are away for a longer period of time. We had a meet and greet and one day of daycare prior to our trip to get him aquainted. He came home rested and well taken care of by Mr. & Mrs Paws!
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I have a 4 year old Belgian who gets very stressed in new environments and have been searching for a good dog sitter for a while in the hope of taking a vacation. I found John and Eileen through this website, set up a meet and greet, and was impressed at how my dog Ginny seemed so relaxed immediately and I got a good feeling. Decided to schedule some daycare in the hope that she would get comfortable enough for a longer stay...

Well, I dropped her off for the first time this morning on my way to work and I can't say how happy and relieved I was when I picked her up after work! NOT stressed in the least!! She actually jumped up on the couch next to Eileen almost like she was showing me how much fun she had.

I am very much looking forward to future daycare visits and finally a much needed vacation without worry. Thank you guys!
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Great job. Bo was happy. John sent pictures during the week. Would make this choice again without hesitation.
Our very particular 8lb Yorkie, Macie, spent a delightful day with John and his wife Eileen. Macie felt right at home as soon as she walked in (probably helped hat we did a meet and greet previously), and John sent pictures of Macie lounging on their couch in the sunroom to us while we were gone. She was obviously comfortable in their home.

Macie got two walks, her treats at her accustomed time, and it was obvious that John and Eileen spent a lot of time loving her. When we texted John saying we were about 30 minutes away on our return, he responded, "No rush, Macie and I are watching TV together."

Both Clare and I almost hate to write this review, as we'd like to keep this wonderful home away from home for Macie all to ourselves. To top it off, John and Eileen are warm and engaging people, so Clare and I happy to give this experience our highest rating possible. We will be back!

Mike, Clare, & Macie Nicholson
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