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Dane M.

100 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Dane's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Dane'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

About Dane

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Dane and I am an animal lover! My house is and has always been open and home to many animals, it's a large house with plenty of pet friendly areas inside and out that your little or big ones can come play, have fun, relax, and just be one of the crew having a great time with me.

About this sitter:
I have always been a animal lover since I was born =) Ever since I was little and we had our first pup Mitsy I understood the bonds and friendships made with animals and as our animal kingdom grew in the house getting all types of animals, fish, lizards, cats, rats, ferrets, and even a horse for a short while but from being around so many all animals have a special place in my heart!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Dane M.

100 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 25, 2016

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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dane's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Dane's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Training
$30 /hour
Grooming
$25 /min
$45 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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100 Reviews
Dane sent pics everyday and was very accommodating when my trip was extended by a few days unexpectedly. My dogs seemed very happy and I will book with him again!
Dane was great with my dog, Madison. At first you could tell she was nervous as a different environment and I was leaving her. Based on the pictures and when I picked her up you can tell she was very happy and will deff use again.
Dane was a tremendous host - great response time to any questions or concerns we had, kept us posted on how our dogs were doing throughout the stay (with pictures), and was highly flexible with us when our travel plans had to be adjusted last minute. I would definitely recommend him.
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Very happy with his service.
Dane was great! Made the entire process super easy. He even bought dog food after I neglected to bring my pups! Will definitely use again.
Dane was just wonderful- Buddy felt comfortable with him and Dane made sure to update me by sending me Bud's pics everyday. Moreover, Dane is very personable--will recommend him and will board Buddy with him in the future.
Dane was great and Mira loved staying with him. We'd definitely book him again!
always a great stay with Dane
Dane was great. Pia seemed to have a great visit, and Dane was easy to communicate and coordinate drop off/pick up times.
Dane was flexible with our pickup time when plans changed, which was extremely helpful. Haley seemed to be in good hands. The only thing I would note is that the phone number provided is a land line, so don't try to confirm times via text.
Dane took care of Mushi so well during my trip to friend's wedding. He sent several pictures of Mushi everyday. I will definitely make reservation again in the future.
Dane was great! He was flexible with drop off and pick up and sent me pictures of my little guy which always put me at ease while i'm away. I would definitely use him again.
Duke had a great time - as usual :) Came home happy & tired!
Dane made Milo and I feel completely comfortable. He sent me pictures every day and made me feel at ease. I know Milo had a great time with Dane.
Dane was great! He was very responsive and flexible with pick up and drop off times. He sent pictures while I was away and I was never worried about my pup. Mira had a great time with him!
Dane was so great with my senior dog. He had no problem accommodating my dog's special needs. He sent me emails and pictures of my dog each day to show his status. I think my dog was very comfortable staying with Dane. I would highly recommend using Dane for your dog sitting needs.
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We were impressed with how well he took care of our pets! --A bearded dragon lizard and a mixed lab!
Hunter did not want to leave when we went to pick him up which says a lot haha. He stayed over for 4 nights and Dane sent us an update on how he was adapting as well as photos. We will definitely book with Dane again!
Dane was very flexible and accommodated my needs for daycare. My dog had a great time at his place, he didn't want to leave and would definitely be back for playtime and cuddles!
Looks like my dog had a good time at Dane's because he did not want to leave, he looked at me from the couch with a "feeling contempt" expression.
That's a good indicator that he enjoys going to Dane's and surely I will keep bringing him for daycare.
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Dane was an excellent host to our 2 pups, Penny and Marshall! He was very prompt with responses and flexible with our dropping off and picking up times. We received lots of pictures showing how happy the pups were while we were away! I can see why Dane is usually booked up! :)
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We were gone out of the country for a week, and therefore didn't receive any updates (on our request :) When we picked up our dog though, it appeared that Dane had continued our training and used our commands (which are in German) while we were absent! It was our first time using DogVacay, but would probably do it again :)
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Dane was great! He was very good about contacting us to let us know what to expect, and very good about being flexible!
Duke had a great time with Dane, as usual :)
He did great with my dogs. One of the is super picky with people and doesn't really like anyone but the end of his stay, he loved him. Would def use again. You can definitely say I left my babies I good hands.
Dane was a wonderful and throughtful host. Rufus had a blast while he stayed, and I knew he was in good hands.
Dane was really good with my sweet chihuahua! She was having hard time recovering from the spay surgery but she came home completely fine!
Pete had a great time with Dane.
Dane was great with my dog! He sent me pictures every day so I wouldn't miss Buddy too much. I will leave Buddy with him whenever I need!
Dane is a very great host. I was last minute reserving and I had to drop my puppy off very early in the morning. Dane was waiting for us!! He sent me pictures everyday which was really cool. I will definitely be using him again
Dane was great with my foster dog. She is a unique dog due to her earlier life. She doesn't usually take to men but she took to Dane!
Dane is awesome! Definitely our go-to guy! Wilshire always has a great time!
Bentley seemed to have enjoyed his stay! Dane sent pictures everyday, which I really appreciated.
As always, Duke had an awesome time at Dane's! Our go-to pup sitter :)
Our dog Bubble loved stay with Dane! Would definitely book him again in the future.
Dane watched our Zona while we took in a baseball game. He is conveniently close to Minute Maid Park. Dane was very responsive and Zona seemed very happy when we picked her up. Everything worked great.
Dane was great! My pup is a lot to handle and with the pictures he sent me, I was relieved to see my pup happy.
We are very happy with our first experience with Dog Vacay. Dane was very kind with our dogs and we loved receiving pictures every day during our vacation. After using kennels and other boarding situations it is a relief to find this service.
Another awesome stay for Duke. Came home & slept for two days :)
Dane was super awesome!! This was my first time using a pet sitter for my first ever dog and he was just fantastic!! Loved the photos and updates!! Will definitely be a repeat customer and feel more at ease! Thank you so much Dane!!
Dane was awesome! It was my first time using Dog Vacay so I was a little apprehensive. He was very easy to work with, sent pictures every day, and even stayed late so we could pick up after we had a few flight delays. I would definitely recommend using Dane if he has room available!
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Dane is one of the best pet sitters I've ever come in contact with. He's so attentive to Mj and she loves when she spends the week with him. One of my favorite features is the emails and pics I receive when Mj is with him. This is my second visit with Dane and I highly recommend him :-)
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Took my puppy here because of last minute need to work and didn't want to leave him home alone. Dane accepted us last minute and was up early to take him in. He was walked and fed on a schedule and I got him back seeming happy but exhausted. Was a little delay once dropping off to hear back about how things were going (6-7 hours) which made me nervous for a bit, but I think it was just a cellphone service issue, but other than that everything was perfect!
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Thanks so much. we will be back!!!
As always, Duke had an awesome time with Dane!
Great job with our pups thanks a lot !
Dane took great care of Leela, very pleased!
Dane took great care of Leela, very pleased!
Dane was incredibly flexible and the dogs had a great time!
As always, Duke had an awesome time with Dane. He came home happy & very tired :) Dane was also super flexible & willing to let Duke stay one extra night when my trip was extended - thank you!
Dane was great with Mackie. Mackie is a 70 pound golden retriever that can be difficult to handle, but Dane was patient with Mackie.
He took him out to play and to run everyday. We got updates almost everyday. In the past, we have have left Mackie in boarding/training facilities and when we have picked him up, he just about jumps over us to get into the truck. With Dane he was much more calm and he allowed Dane to pet him before we left. That was a real surprise. Thanks Dane for taking care of our Mackie! We will
use Dane's services again.
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Dane took great care of our pups!
Another great stay.
Dane was so amazing - went above and beyond for us - super easy to organize with and really helpful. Definitely recommend!!
Dane was so amazing - went above and beyond for us - super easy to organize with and really helpful. Definitely recommend!!
Dane took care of my dog very well and updated me with pics while I was gone. Recommended.
Finding Dogvacay.com and, more specifically, Dane was a huge blessing!! We needed an option for our three dogs that gave them a lot more attention and outdoor time. Two of our dogs are Giant Schnauzers, not the easiest breed to handle. The fact that they love Dane so much is proof of how he treats them while we are away! We highly recommend Dane, but also, selfishly, want to keep him just for our dogs :-)

Michael and Andrea H.
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This was my first time using DogVacay, so really didn't know what to expect. But Dane really took good care of Onyx.
Dane took great care of Rory. He updated us with pictures almost everyday that he was with her. She also got to spend time with some dogs which is great since Rory is only about 7 months :) definitely will rebook with Dane again!
Dane did a great job. Will definitely bring Teddy back.
Dane was great!!! Our pups were so happy and we will def be back!!!!
Dakota was in great hands with Dane. We received regular pictures and updates during her stay.
Dane is an incredibly nice & accommodating host. All three of my dogs took to him immediately. Was able to contact him as often as I wanted while away and he sent pictures regularly. Will definitely use him again!!
Dane sent lots of pics and my dog seemed to have a great time.
Dane was awesome!
We were a day late dropping off Snuggles, and Dane was very understanding.
While we were gone, Dane sent daily pics of Snuggles, resting in his bed and walking on a leash.'
If I ever fly out of town from Houston again, I will definitely choose Dane to take care of my precious dog.
I couldn't bare to have my dog stay in a cage at the vet for 6 days. She was welcomed into Dane's house, onto his couch and in his bed and back yard. I know she had a pleasant 6 days being loved and cared for by Dane.
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Dane was amazing as usual and Pax had a great time!
Dane is always great! Our dog always has a wonderful time and comes back looking healthy and happy! Dane is very communicative and responsive. He always sends updates and photos while we are away! I would highly recommend Dane!
I couldn't be happier with the care that Tate received while in Dane's care. Dane sent quite a few pics which showed Tate having a great time exercising, playing with other dogs and cats. I will continue to have Dane look after Tate when I travel because I know Dane really cares about the dogs.
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We had to cut our vacation short due to the potential flood in the area and Dane took it all in stride. Our fur baby was happy and healthy upon our return and we couldn't ask for any more than that.
Duke had an awesome time once again with Dane! He always comes back home happy & wore out from his puppy vacation. I always enjoy the picture updates while I'm away from Duke as well. We've already got his next visit booked :)
Dane was great, sent me pics every day of our dog. He was helpful and flexible when I needed to pick him up one day early in the morning and drop him off in the evening.
He did a great job, very flexible w timing. Much appreciated. Dog is sleeping, which is a good sign.
Very loving home! Very dog & cat friendly.
Feeding instructions ignored.
Dane was very accommodating about pick up and drop off, and sent pictures of Sammy having fun in the backyard. Great value, I will definitely use him again!
Awesome stay! Dane took great care of my dog, she must of had a lot of attention and fun cause she crashed out when we got home. I got updates and pictures. Dane was super nice and was easy to drop/off pick up. Definitely recommend Dane!
Dane did a great job taking care of our Daisy. Sent daily pics and gave her ear drops and monthly meds. Will definitely use Dane again.
Dane did an absolutely AMAZING job with our 2 dogs. Before boarding with Dane, we had kenneled our dogs at a vet and had a terrible experience. They didn't give one of our dogs his medication so he was very sick when we picked them up. Dane took extra care to make sure we were comfortable leaving our fur babies with him. He took the time to meet us before we made our reservation, took a video of himself giving our dog his medication, and sent us several pictures every day. Our dogs were so happy when we picked them up that one didn't even recognize us at first! We will definitely be using Dane every time we go out of town from now on!
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Dane was a lifesaver - he was able to host at the last minute and was great at sending pictures every day.
Our bulldog, Hippo, loved staying with Dane. He sent us pictures every day of her playing outside and we picked up a very sleepy puppy, so she definitely got her exercise! Tropical Storm Bill came when our flight was supposed to land. Dane was very flexible with us and reassuring. Will use again!
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Dane was a bit of a life-saver this past weekend. Issues arose with Duke's other host & I was in need of a last minute place for him to stay before leaving town for 4 days. He replied right away & agreed to watch Duke; I was so happy he was able to stay with someone familiar, as Dane has hosted Duke before!
He again had a great time with Dane, the other dogs & even Dane's cat! I truly appreciate Dane taking my last minute reservation & for taking such good care of Duke!
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I had Dane watch my dog for two back-to-back weekends. On the second weekend my dog was happy to see him and wandered off without even saying bye to me or whining at all. That's all I need to know about him as a person. My dog is comfortable around him and in his home, that's good enough for me.
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Our dog had a great time with Dane, we were worried as it was our first time leaving him with someone else for more than an hour. The daily pictures were great, and when we picked him up he was his usual happy self, though a bit more tired than usual. It was also helpful to use dog vacay over a kennel as we were still able to get him in the evening despite a delayed flight getting in.
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Dane is awesome! Our Great Dane always has an awesome time with him! Dane reliably sends photos and updates and always responds to messages promptly! Highly recommend Dane!
Thanks Dane. The dogs are tired. They must have played hard! Great job!
Dane was great during Duke's long weekend with him! I loved the daily picture updates & Duke came home relaxed & wore out!
His bowls didn't make it home with him, but I'm not too worried--I'm sure I'll use Dane again & I can get them back then!
Thanks for a great experience & taking good care of my pup!
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Kiwi had a great time hanging out with Dane for 5 days. When she came home she was pooped and slept the rest of the day. She was able to work on being social and met a cat for her first time. He sent us pictures everyday of her on her walks and a few with her hanging out with his kitty. We will definitely be using him again.
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Dodger stayed at Dane's for a long weekend while I was away. Dane was fast on responding when I text and kept me up to date with photos and emails.
Dane is definately an animal lover. He has a resident friendly feline who thinks he is a dog so our puppy and him got along great. Dane sent daily picutres of our Puppy on walks and provided regular updates. We will be using Dane again.
Dane was wonderful. Our dogs came back relaxed and rested. Seems like they had a better vacay than we did!
Dane, is awesome!
Dane did a great job taking care of my two dogs. They were so excited to see him and enjoyed their stay.
Abby and Gretel loved their stay! Dane was very sweet and the dogs were well taken care of. Thank you.
Dane was AWESOME with Dodger! He communicated with me quickly after I dropped him off to let me know that Dodger was all settled in and comfy. Then after picking Dodger up... he passed out in the car on the way home (proof that he had a blast). We'll see you soon, Dane!
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Dane was great!!! He's extremely knowledgeable concerning various breeds and handled my high energy almost 2 year old Siberian Husky with ease. Balto is very picky with who he’ll open up to but during the four days Vaycay I was emailed nothing but photos of Balto smiling on their Daily adventures.

To further elaborate, Balto has extreme separation anxiety. On multiple occasions has he lost his appetite and refused food upon an extended separation from me. Not only did he willing and consistently eat, he seemed to have enough fun that he was in no rush to return to me! I would certain recommend/and return to Dane in the future.

Thanks Dane!
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Dane is great! He sent me pics everyday and was helpful and responsive to any questions. Zeus had a wonderful time and I'm planning to use Dane again for Zeus' next vacation...
What can I say? It feels great to know that your dogs are in trusted hands. Dane went way beyond duty with our two dogs. Our senior boxer found herself in need of emergency vet care wile we we away. Dane handled the situation in the most professional manner. He reached out to Dog Vacay and myself for guidance, he took my girl to the emergency clinic after spending the night at her side, he followed through with all aspects of the situation for four days and handled All of it with only one thing on his mind: the well-being of my girl. He even continued visiting her and inquiring about her after his duties were over. I will entrust my dogs to Dane again without hesitation.
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Dane was great! He sent daily picture updates and was very responsive! I would definitely recommend Dane to anyone wanting to give their pup a good time. They went for daily walks, played all the time, and Dane definitely showed Wilshire lots of love and attention. He was great with an extra large dog, which has been hard to find in Houston! We will definitely be calling Dane again!
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Dane was attentive ,lovable and knowledgable of dogs . He also sent pics throughout the day. Kratos played the whole day with him. He also have him a toy just because Kratos loved it .
Dane is absolutely amazing!! My pups loved him, and we will most definitely being seeing much more of Dane in the future :-) Thanks for such an awesome experience!!
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