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Adam F.

38 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Adam's Townhome

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

About Adam

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
********* ABOUT ME *********
I've been hosting dogs through DogVacay for a few years now and am having a blast doing it! It has been a wonderful way for me to get some quality canine companionship during this brief period in my life when I have no pets of my own. Your furry children will be very comfortable in my North Tempe town-house, located in a quiet and safe community near Papago Park. It is a very convenient location, close to Sky Harbor Airport, Downtown Tempe, and Old Town Scottsdale. Many of my guests pick their dogs up on the way home from the airport, which is no more than 15 minutes away.

I work from my home office during the week, so your pooch will never be lonely. While I’ve had dogs and cats my entire life, I do not have any pets of my own right now (or roommates) - so your special children will get 100% of my attention! I have yet to have a guest that didn’t bond to me almost immediately…it’s like they can sense that I am an easy source of belly rubs and treats!

My experience hosting with DogVacay has been tremendous fun; I’ve had a blast with ALL of my guests! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about my home, experience, or schedule.

Take your next vacation with peace of mind; knowing your pooch is safe, happy, and getting plenty of attention and playtime! Check out some video clips of happy guests at



• Visits to the dog-park and/or off-leash exercise
• Neighborhood walks – as many as required
• Rawhide chews & Milk-Bones (if allowed)
• Plenty of affection, attention, and playtime
• Basic obedience practice if desired/necessary (heel, sit/stay, etc.)
• Continue existing medical treatment and/or preventative care such as:
? Oral medications, injections,
? Ear/eye drops
? Coat/teeth brushing, ear cleaning

Please note: the activities above are tailored to fit each guest’s personality, breed, and limitations. For example, if you’re dog doesn’t like the dog park, there are private fenced-in areas nearby where we can go instead.



—> Please Note: Discount may not applied automatically, and may require a ‘custom quote’. Mention the qualifying coupon code with your reservation request. Additional fees for optional services or special accommodations are calculated for your review before finalizing your booking so there won’t be any surprises at the end of your stay.


I am very comfortable caring for those pups with ‘special needs’, and fancy myself a bit of an amateur trainer as well. Does your dog walk you instead of the other way around? I can help! I have experience caring for dogs with all kinds of medical conditions and behavioral problems, and am comfortable administering oral and/or injectable medications. I had a diabetic/handicapped cat for over 10 years, a Golden Retriever with a thyroid condition, a Labrador with terrible allergies, and more. Over the years I’ve gained quite a lot of experience with what it takes to care for sick or disabled animals, and have been an active volunteer with several rescue organizations around the valley. Those experiences have provided opportunities to work with a variety of breeds and personalities, giving me the utmost confidence in my ability to make your fur babies comfortable and happy regardless of their circumstances.


After working as a DogVacay host for several years now, I’ve noticed some patterns that have required me to implement some stricter policies covering certain areas. A $25 refundable deposit will be added to a ‘custom quote’ when confirming reservations for all new guests. The deposit will be refunded via PayPal after your vacay UNLESS one of the following policies is breached:

• 3PM CHECKOUT TIME - It has become necessary to declare a specific cut-off time to discourage folks from picking up very late at night to avoid being charged for another day.

• INADEQUATE FOOD/SUPPLIES PROVIDED - I encourage all guests to bring extra food, medicine, or any consumables your dog may require. If it becomes necessary for me to go out and purchase additional food or essential supplies during the vacay, your deposit will be withheld, regardless of the cost of said items.

• INDOOR ACCIDENTS - Dogs in a new/strange environment can be prone to 'accidents', whether from anxiety or simply because they have been removed from their regular routine. An accident or two is no big deal; this is intended to cover expenses resulting from dogs who are not housebroken, and will choose to urinate in the house, in spite of unrestricted access to the outside area. Dogs that use 'wee-wee' pads, diapers, or any methods other than going outside are not considered housebroken.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Adam F.

38 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Adam's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$35 /hour
38 Reviews
Adam was fantastic with Elly! He went above and beyond a normal sitter. I told him she has trouble walking on a leash, and he took Elly for so many walks to start teaching her. When I picked her up, he coached me a little. Adam even recommended the best collar for her and a great training book. Elly loved him, and she was so sad to leave! I will definitely be booking with Adam again!
My pet was recovering a surgery when I dropper her at Adam's place. Adam was the perfect person to care for her. She came home so much stronger and revitalized. We are so grateful!!
This was my first time using Dog Vacay. I chose Adam because he was so well reviewed. I soon learned why.

I was so happy with Adam as my dog- sitter. I have never left my dogs with a stranger before and Adam was very patient with me on our meet -n - greet and never made me feel rushed.

I have two large dogs (80 and 95 lbs) and I am amazed how challenging that is for people to handle. My 73 yr-old mom handles them better than a couple of peers who have dog-sat for me in the past -which is why I hesitated to leave my dogs with a stranger. Further, I have a dog who is a bit of a handful. He is extremely affectionate, but requires strong leadership, and is something of an escape artist. The good news is that he doesn't try to escape if he likes you. Adam had no problem handling my mischievous dog despite having both of my big pups at the same time. And my dogs obviously loved him.

My senior pup does not stop playing fetch and Adam was equally patient with that obsession as well.

I am thrilled to have met Adam and look forward to having my dogs stay with him again when needed.
Adam was wonderful! He kept me updated with fun photos and videos. The best part was that he really treated Riley as his own pup. By the end of the vacation, the two had bonded so much! I felt so comfortable the entire vacay that Riley was in good hands. I will definitely ask Adam to watch Riley every time I have to leave town!
I am so glad I found Adam to take care of my dogs over Christmas. I left him with a Golden Retriever puppy and an elderly blind Poodle. Both got the attention they deserved and Adam was kind enough to send pictures and videos every day. His response time is expedient, he proved flexible with arrangements, and he has a great sense of humor to boot. It is clear that he loves dogs and I felt good knowing I left my girls in good hands. Overall, great experience.
Adam was an excellent dog sitter and we are very happy we picked him to take care of our pups. He took them for daily walks, gave them lots of treats, took them to the park and sent videos and pictures throughout the stay. Adam was very accomodating with drop off and pick up times and his location is fantastic if you are heading to the airport. We are looking forward for sparkles and Niz to stay with him again.
Adam was very personable and took time to learn everything about my 2 dogs when I dropped them off. He obviously has a lot of experience handling and caring for dogs. He sent pics and videos of my dogs without me asking. I would definitely take my dogs to him again.
Adam was amazing with our dog Badger. Lots of playtime and we loved the daily updates. Will be using his services again in the future!
Adam was great with our dog Daisy! It's obvious he has a way with animals- really made us feel at ease. Daisy had another best friend for a couple of days- really went out of his way to make her comfortable. We will be leaving her with him for 10 days soon and will not worry about her at all! Thanks again, Adam!
Sadie had a wonderful time hanging out with Adam!
Adam was great! My dogs stayed two weeks while we were on vacation. He sent updates and pictures frequently and was great at communicating on how they were doing. My dogs need a lot of attention and pills daily. They got plenty of exercise at the dog park too! Thanks for a great stay and we will for sure use on on our next trip.
Adam was great! He is very knowledgable about dogs and you just know your dog is going to be in good hands with him. He handled my demanding little diva dog really well. I could tell that she loved Adam. I already have him booked to watch her my next vacation.
Adam took such wonderful care of our dogs! He made sure they got a lot of exercise and outdoor time. They had free roam of his house, and even ended up in his bed. Just like home! When we came to pick them up, I could tell they both had grown to love Adam. He really has a way with dogs, and I will leave mine with him again for sure. We thoroughly enjoyed the pictures and videos Adam sent us of them while we were on our trip. That was a nice touch!
Adam was great! From the meet and greet all the way to the time I picked up Max, he was wonderful. He took the time to know and understand Max's needs and did a lot more than I expected! He kept me up todate on an everyday basis by posting pics, videos of Max stay with him. He was very accommodating in p/u time. Max and I could have not picked a better companion/caregiver! Thank you Adam! I'm sure we will see you again!
Adam is AWESOME! It was our first time leaving Lucy with someone other than family and despite some "first timer" nervousness, we were so very delighted to learn that not only did Lucy have a great time with Adam (and Max - another dog who was staying with Adam) but I think she is missing them both very much. Adam is very caring and treated Lucy as his own. He kept her active and was able to provide the same loving attention that Lucy receives at home. This truly was her home away for home! He calmed any anxieties I had and provided constant updates with photos and videos. We will definitely use Adam again and may even consider play dates as I truly believe a bond was formed. THANK YOU ADAM FOR TAKING CARE OF MY PRINCESS!
Loved loved loved him!
Adam was a fantastic host for our dog Bucky! He did a great job of sending photos and communicating about Bucky while we were away. Adam was also very understanding and patient when he had to keep Bucky an extra day and helped me set up the additional reservation. We will definitely be using him again. Thanks Adam!
Going with Dogvacay was the best decision ever in boarding my dog! Adam was quick to respond with my first inquiries and very sensitive to my concerns. My dog Ginger is older with several heath concerns and Adam really knows his stuff when discussing medications and her limitations. He was able to board her alone without other dogs which was my biggest concern. Ginger is a great dog but needed a quiet environment due to medical issues. I highly recommend Adam and Dogvacay!
Awesome, as always! Hunter loves going to Adam's - and that's good enough for me!
Adam was great with Yogi!

Yogi is pretty shy with new people, but it didn't take long for him to warm up to Adam. I'm sure Yogi got a lot of attention and active play/chase time, because Yogi was all best buds with Adam by the time I picked him up. Also, I can tell by Yogi's paws if he didn't get a lot of attention by the sitter because he's a paw-licker, but there was no licking this time around haha.

I received updates and pictures during the day, and he accommodated Yogi's raw diet.

The house was in a very nice neighborhood, with a park close-by.

He made sure to inform me of another dog he had staying with him, and we took the time to make sure they got along (which was a plus for both of them).

This will be the place to go for Yogi whenever I leave town.

And he was cool about the little goodbye gift Yogi left behind his bean bag (sorry!).
Adam is the best! Wait, maybe I shouldn't say that - he might get so booked that he won't have any space left for Hunter. Seriously, he's a great dog sitter. Hunter love going there and he's happy that Adam is willing to share his bed with him. What more could a pup ask for?
This was the first time ever that I've left a dog with a non-family member, but I felt better leaving Hunter with Adam than with anyone else! Adam understands dogs, different personalities, health issues, and more - and he truly wants the dog to have a happy stay at his home. I wasn't home more than 5 minutes before Hunter asked, "Mom, when can I visit Adam again?"

The dogs and I could not be more happy. Adam is great. After 2 weeks Dory & Reba were happy, well exercised and loved. I felt sorry for Adam and the dogs when I took them home; they were all a little sad. Adam's home is perfect for the dogs, including a doggy door and yard. Adam himself is a great dog person - he understands them, loves them but stays in charge. This was a super positive experience.
Adam was an awesome puppy host. He learned all about our puppy before we left him there to make sure he got the best care possible. Once he was there, Adam sent pictures and updates about how he was doing. Great experience and highly recommended!!!
The pups seemed very comfortable with Adam and looked happy, well-fed and well-exercised when we picked them up. We'll definitely use Adam again next time.
I can't say enough positive things about Adam. He is just the epitome of the perfect dog host and friend. Our dog came home very well cared for and tired because Adam was so great to exercise him like our dog likes to do. He took him to dog parks so he could play with others his own kind:) He also sent me videos and updates on Luke. Adam is the best!!
Adam was very accommodating with my two pups, Brophy and Bailey. He was able to able to manage Brophy, who's not too fond of bigger dogs, around a larger dog that he was also hosting.

Brophy and Bailey seemed to be well adjusted to Adam and happy when I came to pick them up.
I'm so glad that I left my dog with Adam, he was awesome! I loved receiving photo updates and text messages on how my dog was doing. I'm positive that she was constantly entertained! Bonus: Adam lives near a dog park; he took my dog there twice in a two-day stay! If need be, I'm definitely asking Adam to take care of my dog again.
Adam did a great job with our elderly dog, Hobbes. It was obvious that Hobbes was very happy to be there. Adam sent us periodic updates and photos. We would definitely recommend this dog vacay spot, and will absolutely send Hobbes back again.
I am so thrilled with the care and attention Adam showed to my fur baby. My Pom, Joey Butters, is a grumpy, growly dog when he meets strangers, but Adam quickly won him over and they became best buddies. I really loved the frequent picture updates letting me know that my baby was happy and having fun. When it came time to leave, Joey kept looking around for Adam, so I know he had a good time. The best thing is that Joey came home happy and well-adjusted, something I can't say about our past experiences after putting him in a boarding kennel. I would definitely leave my fur baby in Adam's care again.
Adam was great. He was so understanding of what we were looking for and put us at ease knowing he really did care about our dog. He sent us video and pictures while we were gone. He did everything we asked and then some. I would recommend him to anyone! We will definitely use him again!
First-time DogVacay user. Adam was awesome! He definitely has a way with dogs. Scarlett quickly warmed up to him at our "meet & greet" and I had no reservations about having her stay with him. She had a fantastic vacation and Adam kept me updated with pics and even a video of the two of them having a lot of fun. I could see instantly that she was relaxed and happy, and it made being away much easier.

I won't hesitate to book Adam again next time I travel. I'll definitely recommend him to friends as well. Scarlett has new friend and a fun camp to visit. Thanks Adam!
Adam was great! The girls came home happy and tired. He walked both dogs and took them to the dog park. We got picture and text updates often. I would definitely recommend Adam to my friends, and I will be booking with him in the future.
Adam was an excellent host and we would definitely leave our dog with him again. Our dog is super anxious and scared around strangers and he did his best to try to make her feel calm and at ease in his home. He did a wonderful job of keeping us updated with text and picture messages during the weekend. When we picked our dog up from his home, she was MUCH more relaxed and considerably happier than when we'd previously boarded her at a kennel.
Very pleasant, smooth, and professional experience overall. Adam was great, and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with him.
Adam was great! Bandyt loved him and Adam provided a great doggie vacation for my beloved child. Adam kept in awesome contact with me and eased my mind incredibly. I had never left one of my pets with someone I don't know, now I will only use Adam! He did activities with Bandyt and really cared for him as if he was his own. I can't thank Adam enough!
Adam did a wonderful job with my high-energy husky. They went to the dog park and played, and he stayed in regular contact with me concerning my dog's separation anxiety.
We had a great experience with Adam! He was extremely attentive, knowledgable and caring to our dog, Christopher Robin. Immediately after we dropped CR off at Adam's we felt comfortable and knew CR would have a great weekend. Adam was sure to gather all information and special needs our dog may have had. Throughout our weekend away, Adam sent pictures and text messages letting us know how CR was doing. We would definitely recommend Adam to anyone looking for responsible, experienced and friendly pet sitter.
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