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Bryan R.

53 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Bryan's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Bryan

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We're a married couple who primarily work from home, and love spending as much time outside as possible. We have both grown up and spent the majority of our lives living with and caring for our respective dogs and cats. Our current travel obligations for work prevent us from having pets of our own these days, but any time we get to spend in the company of pets is something we both value tremendously. Suzie grew up with a family cat who lived until the ripe old age of 19. Bryan grew up in Pennsylvania with 5 dogs, and 2 cats. We have experience with large breed dogs (Bryan had a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog for 11 years) as well as small dogs (we've often sat for a close friend's miniature Dachshund). We live in a spacious and peaceful house in Eastwood Neighbors and rarely a day goes by where we don't spend time a good portion of it outside -- especially in the warmer weather!

**As a rule we only take on one client's dog(s) at a time, and only will take on multiple bookings in special circumstance with the approval of both clients. While this sometimes limits our availability we always want to make sure your dog has our full attention and care. As an added bonus we both primarily work from home so rarely is your pet left alone for more than a few minutes!**

We look forward to meeting you and your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Bryan R.

53 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 18, 2017

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Bryan's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Bryan's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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53 Reviews
Bryan and Suzi were so great with Bob. He ended up with a little upset stomach the night before we left for our trip and they took great care of him and made us feel completely comfortable with Bob in their care. Definitely recommend!
Best dog sitter ever! My frenchie fits right in and is so happy at Ryan's. Highly recommend especially for people who like or need to board their pets without other dogs around.
Bryan and Suzie were amazing! So kind, treated our dog like their own. Walked her, fed her, etc. and even gave us great dining and entertainment recommendations in Nashville. MUST book them if they're available.
Bryan and Susie were great! They made me and my girls feel right at home from the moment we met. During the Meet and Greet, they both demonstrated a caring and committed attitude toward their clients and made certain to get as much information as possible to ensure that Grace and Bailey would be well cared for during their first overnight stay. When I dropped them off, they both ran up to Susie as if they were old pals! Susie was willing and able to give Grace her meds when needed and make certain Grace's food routine was not interrupted. When I picked them up, I could tell they had enjoyed their stay. I really missed them and came to pick them up earlier than expected, but Susie didn't miss a beat and met me within minutes! Bryan came in a few minutes later and they were both very gracious in helping me gather their things and be on our way. I was very impressed with the knowledge that they also welcomed dogs with behavioral issues and that they seemed genuinely interested in getting to know my girls. I would not hesitate to leave them with Bryan and Susie again.
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Look no more. If Bryan has an open night you need, book it. Their service was timely, and exactly what I needed for my dog. It was last minute, and they met my drop off and pick up times easily. My dog came home happy, and so did I!
Great to work with. Bryan took great care of my dog while I was out of town.
Bryan and Suzie were great! Our dog Macey thoroughly enjoyed her time with them and picture updates are always a plus!!
Bryan and Suzie are wonderful! Our senior lab has cancer and we really wanted her to have one in one care while we were gone. They were so attentive and took such good care of our sweet girl while we were gone. They sent us pictures and updates and I never once worried about her while we were gone. I can't recommend them enough. They are the best!
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Bryan & Susie were great and a perfect match for Max's needs while I took a day to enjoy Nashville. If ever in Nashville again, I will definately be a repeat client.
Bryan and Suzie were absolutely wonderful! This was my first time leaving my dog with someone I didn't know- he is 7 years old and is like my child so I was so nervous! They were so friendly, quick to respond, helpful, flexible, sweet to my dog, etc. They were awesome. We will definitely use them again!
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So accommodating, such a relief to have found a reliable and trustworthy pet sitter. My trip got postponed and they were very understanding about changing my reservation dates - definitely going to make going out of town much easier in the future!
Bryan and Suzie are amazing! I have a very anxious dog and they were nothing but patient, kind, and understanding towards him.
Incredibly helpful and flexible! They watched our pups when we stopped in Nashvile during a cross country move. Sophie & Toby loved them and they really made the stop over stress free
Wow, I truly can't say enough about how wonderful Bryan and Suzie were for our sweet Sam! Not only did they keep in contact with us, giving updates and sending great pictures while we were on our honeymoon, they went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. We wanted Sam to be our ring bearer, but knew the logistics of getting him to/from the dog sitter would be hard... Not with this precious couple! They came and picked our baby up after the ceremony and worked with our wedding planner to make sure we didn't have to worry a bit. I was blown away!

Sam had such a wonderful time with them and got plenty of exercise and love! We would absolutely use Bryan and Suzie again and would recommend them to anyone!

Thanks again, guys! Sam can't wait to come back!
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My dog had a great time staying with Bryan and was very well taken care of. She came home played out and ready for a day full of naps! I will definitely be using him again.
Sipsey and JD had a great time! We will definitely let them vacay with Suzie and Bryan again. Awesome sitters!
Bryan and Suzie are fantastic We and our dogs love them!!!!!
Suzie and Bryan are fantastic. Jackson LOVED staying with them multiple times. We were able to travel knowing he was in good hands. We were so sad when they left Brooklyn for Nashville!
We and our dogs had fantastic meet and greet with Suzie and Bryan. Thanks for making all of us feel at home. Looking forward to next time (coming soon.)
Great job with tons of picture updates!
It has taken me awhile to get around to writing a review, which is not a reflection of service. Bryan and Suzie were excellent hosts of my 8-9 month old puppy. They were patient and understanding of my pup's confusion about having to poop and pee while on a leash, instead of in her familiar back yard, and they dealt with her crate messes without complaint to me. They were flexible with my schedule changes, and communicative about my puppy's stay. I would bring my puppy back if the need arises. (She's figured out the leash thing.). I got the sense that they enjoyed having her.
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Suzie and Bryan were a pleasure to deal with. They were very accommodating with our crazy schedule and were absolutely great with our puppy Lou.
They both are very knowledgeable when it comes to caring for your pets and clearly have a passion for them. I highly recommend them for caring for your pets, They have alot of positive reviews and for very good reason!
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Our dog, Riggins had a great time with Suzie and Brian again! When we drove up to the house and she realized where she was, she got so happy and excited! I know I have nothing to worry about when we are away. Thanks, guys!
Suzie and Brian are wonderful! My dog Riggins had so much at their great house and going on long walks with them. We've been working hard to train Riggins, and they even practiced some of our commands with her. We will definitely use their services again!
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Thanks for taking such good care of Bullseye.
This was the 2nd time my dog, Simone, stayed with Suzie and Bryan. She had a fantastic time. I can't say enough how great they are - and how much Simone adores them. She absolutely loves staying with them and I love that she is in such wonderful hands.
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I can't imagine a more perfect host for our pup! We were stranded due to to weather and couldn't get back into the city in time. Suzie and Bryan were so accommodating, flexible, responsible and SO easy to deal with. Our dog Alfie recently had back surgery and while in recovery, he has a list of do's and don'ts. They made sure Alfie was cared for properly (they carried him up and down the stairs multiple times a day) and since his stay was unexpectedly extended, they even bought him extra food! I'm a worry wart at heart, but Suzie and Bryan made us feel very comfortable, sent tons of photos and showed Alfie the love he deserves while he was away from home. My only worry is that they are so awesome that they'll always be booked when we need them! :)
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Suzie and Bryan did an excellent job caring for our pup Nyla. They did an excellent job putting us at ease about leaving our pup by providing updates and pics of her doggie vacay. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them.
Nigel had a great time spending the weekend with Suzie and Bryan. He loves all the attention and affection they give and is always excited to see them. Wonderful hosts and caring people!!
Suzie and Bryan were the absolute best dog sitters on the planet - I recommend them to anyone and everyone whose looking a safe, fun and happy home to board their pooch in.

hopefully they are available every time i go away... they sent a ton of photos, took my dog to off leash at the park every morning, dealt with a health scare and communicated with me constantly over the 2 weeks that they had her.

The only problem is that my dog might like them better than me now... kidding, but she def had a fantastic time.

They are the best. I hope to be a repeat customer (and so does my pooch).
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Suzie and Bryan are awesome. Bullseye is refreshed and energized after her vacay.
This time Suzie & Bryan went above and beyond. Three days into our 10-day vacation, they noticed that Mojo was whimpering and scratching at his ear. They took him to the vet (about five miles away). A big inconvenience for them, but they wanted to bring him to his own vet. Mojo was diagnosed with a double ear infection and they were given instructions to both swab and apply a solution daily. Mojo was on the mend by the time we returned. I have to say that if Mojo had been boarded at a kennel, they very well may not have noticed and thought his whimpering was because he was homesick. Oh, and being away on vacation knowing our dog was sick was frustrating, but their e-mails would reassure us and tell us to enjoy. They even checked in to see how our little guy was doing after he'd been returned to us. Suzie & Bryan are the best!
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How great are Suzie & Bryan? They watched Mojo for us and we got him back literally two days before they were getting married! (I'm sure they had other things to keep them busy!) As with all my past reviews, we had a great vacation knowing Mojo was being well taken care of. And the periodic pictures always make us feel good! I really hope the day doesn't come when they aren't available anymore!
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Once again, I left my Mojo with Suzie & Bryan. I went away to celebrate a milestone birthday and was able to fully enjoy it knowing he was in good hands!
This was our first experience using Dog Vacay and we were a little apprehensive about leaving our dog with a stranger. We met them and had a good feeling from them. Just prior to us leaving on vacation, our dog developed some health problems that required some special handling. There were completely willing to take it on and made us feel at ease about the whole situation. When we picked our dog up, she was totally relaxed and calm. I could tell she had a good time and was comfortable with them. Communication was great and they were great to our dog. I would certainly use them again.
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I can't say enough nice things about Bryan and Suzie. I met with Bryan prior to the actual stay and I instantly felt comfortable leaving our dog, Jack, with him. Every time I texted Bryan to check on how Jack was doing, he was prompt in his responses (and the positive feedback was a huge plus!). We had always boarded Jack when we'd go on vacations, but each time we'd pick him up, his bark would be hoarse, presumably from repetitive barking. However, when we picked up Jack from Bryan and Suzie's apt., he was so happy and comfortable with them, didn't have a hoarse bark, and was given them kisses goodbye. We couldn't be happier with the experience and will undoubtedly use them again. I'm hopeful that this review doesn't backfire and Bryan and Suzie become overbooked!
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Bullseye had a great time. She got so much exercise on her dog vacay, that she was mellow for 2 days afterwards. Thanks!
Bryan and Suzie were terrific when we needed help walking our Nigel one night. Very easy to communicate with and genuinely nice people. Nigel can't wait to hang with them again!
My little Peyton Manning is mine and my husbands life! I hate leaving him anywhere and was so worried. When I first met Bryan I knew that Peyton was going to be fine...Still I worried. however, Bryan kept me updated with all and any info about their time together via this site and texts. I picked up my little guy and he was just as happy, as he was when I dropped him off. Bryan is genuinely a wonderful human being and I am so happy I finally found a local person who I am comfortable with to leave my little guy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM AND SUZIE!!!
Thanks so much Bryan,
Vincent, Leslie & Peyton
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I was so happy to meet Suzie and Bryan for a meet and greet with Sal. We just moved so we didn't have many friends that we felt comfortable asking to watch our child, I mean dog, while we went away for a weekend. Suzie and Bryan are extremely nice and definitely treated Sal well. We were also given photo updates which we loved and also got regular check in messages saying Sal was doing well. Thank you Suzie and Bryan!
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We would recommend Bryan and Suzie to any dog owner in a heartbeat. They did a great job taking care of our dog Santos and we felt 100% confident he was treated well and responsibly. They sent photos regularly and clearly know lots about caring for dogs.
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Bryan and Suzie are so awesome. They cared for our precious little fur-baby Evelyn. Evelyn is an English Bulldog and there is a lot to know about the breed in order to care for them properly. Bryan and Suzie were 100% receptive to all of our requests regarding her care, and took impeccable care of Miss Evelyn. Evelyn had the best time hanging out with them. They were so sweet and kept us in the loop with text messages and pictures. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that she was in good hands. Also as a bonus they live on a gorgeous, wide, tree-lined block very close to the Park. Evelyn had a great vacation.
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We needed someone to watch Mojo overnight while we went to a wedding. Suzie & Bryan were happy to take him and were more than accommodating about the time (We weren't certain when we'd be returning after the next day's brunch, but they said there was no problem). If you read all of the reviews, you'll see that this is the fourth time we've used Suzie & Bryan and have come away delighted every time. In fact, we're in the process of booking Mojo's fifth stay with them!
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Suzie and Bryan are wonderful! They really know and love dogs. My little guy had a great stay and came home clearly happy, healthy and well cared for.
Bryan took incredibly good care of our Ginny while we were away for the weekend. We set up a meet-n-great at very short notice and, while walking her around the neighborhood, he asked a lot of great questions about Ginny before agreeing to take her for the weekend. He uploaded a few fun pics of Ginny while we were away and, when we came back to her, she was very happy to see us but also had clearly had a great weekend with Bryan.

We've boarded her a few times at doggy daycare settings and she's come back extremely exhausted and stressed. Not the case with her time with Bryan. It was very clear from the first time we met that he really cares about the dogs he boards and gives them a lot of love and attention while they're in his company.

As a sidenote, Bryan was very accommodating with our schedule and how it came up against another booking. He already had a dog coming early on the Sunday we were returning, so he agreed to just bring Ginny back to our apartment, turn on the AC, and close the bedroom door so she could hang home for the few additional hours it took for us to return from our weekend away.

Very much looking forward to Ginny hanging with Bryan again the next time we're out of town (fingers crossed that he's free)!
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This was our third time having Suzie and Bryan watch our Mojo. As with the other two times, we had a relaxing vacation knowing he was being well cared fo and returned home to a very happy dog. Mojo now gets excited when I mention their names!
Bryan was great. We will definitely try to book him again for our next vacation. He was incredibly flexible regarding drop-off and pick-up times. He immediately took a liking to our boxer and gave us the feeling that he enjoyed the companionship just as much as our dog liked chilling out with Bryan.
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We don't like to leave our dog for two hours, let alone being away for over a week. He goes to work with me everyday and we take him with us everywhere we can. This was our first time using DogVacay and we were a little hesitant heading into the meet and greet, but Suzie and Bryan were a perfect fit and eased all of our concerns. Our little guy loved his stay with them and I think he's even missing them now that he's home! Our dog is quite high energy and the best part was that Bryan is a runner and was able to take him for a run in the park which is one of his favorite things to do. We got plenty of photo updates during our trip which was very comforting in our time away from him. We can tell he had a wonderful time. We'll definitely be back if we're away again and will feel great about leaving him in his new vacation home!
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Suzie and Bryan did a great job watching over my 5 month old puppy for the week and a half that I was on my vacation. I'm super grateful and would highly recommend them for your pet.
Suzie was awsome. She was very understanding and accommodating of my emergency booking. She kept me up to date with Ak's progress and made us both very comfy with his visit. After his return I could tell he missed Suzie but was still happy to be home. I will never have to stress about what to do with my baby the next time I go out of town cause Suzie will be my go to gal!
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We were lucky to get Suzie and Bryan to watch our Mojo again (it was the 4th of July week, and they moved their schedule around to accommodate us). As with the first time they watched Mojo, they sent us pictures and updates and we were able to enjoy our vacation without any worrying. We highly recommend Suzie and Bryan!!!
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Suzie and Bryan were great hosts for Jordan this weekend. They were flexible with our plans and kept me updated about how he was doing all weekend. Would definitely go to them again.
Our hosts, Suzie and Bryan, were wonderful! As most dog owners would be, we were initially concerned with leaving our dog with strangers. They were very flexible and accommodating in setting up our initial "meet 'n greet" and within minutes of meeting them and seeing their home we knew we had found a nice, loving vaycay home for our Mojo. Both Suzie and Bryan had raised dogs in the past, and seemed very knowledgeable and capable. They even had questions for us above and beyond the (fairly extensive) information that we'd provided, and responded quickly to any questions we had for them. They surprised us by including pics of Mojo in e-mail updates, which helped make our vacation that much more relaxing. We would highly recommend Suzie and Bryan and hope to be able to use them again ourselves.
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