We will make your dog’s day! When they’re here, they’re family. Vacation with peace of mind knowing your loved ones will be safe and spoiled with the same love and attention we bestow our own sweet girl Yami. We provide 24/7 cage-free dog daycare and boarding services in our home: no crates, cages, or kennels. Your dog will enjoy playing all day long, sunbathing, and occasional hiking trips/park visits while you’re away.
My husband Jiaxu and I are franchise owners of a cage-free doggie daycare/boarding business, which is expected to be open within the next year in the Orange County area. We grew up with lots of dogs in our family and have been taking care of dogs for our entire life. Jiaxu loves taking photos, so you will receive lots of photo updates of your dogs during the booking. DogVacay has been a wonderful experience for Jiaxu and me, as well as our yellow lab, Yami. All the dogs that we’ve hosted during the past two years have brought us tremendous joy and filled our home and hearts. We’re forever grateful for the wonderful people who have trusted and relied on us for help.
Super dog friendly house on a 5,300 sqft lot, secured with double front doors and locked backyard gates. There’s a nice-sized backyard with grass and covered patio, safely enclosed with tall wooden fence all the way around the property. Our master bedroom is extra roomy with a nice retreat filled with doggie beds, lots of room for each dog to sleep comfortably during the night. All the unused electric outlets are dog-proofed with outlet covers to ensure safety. Although your dogs are allowed to roam free in the house on our watch, we have several doggie gates ready for our use to fence off areas as needed. There are two semi-empty bedrooms filled with toys for dogs who’d prefer to be left alone or have special needs (post surgery, injured or senior dogs are welcome). Dogs are always allowed on furniture and our bed while on Vacay at Pawsome Vacation Lodge. Easy access to two hiking trails right next to our house, which lead and connect to Vintage Park and Pebble Creek Park.
OUR DOG YAMI
Yami is a 4-year-old yellow lab, very sweet and playful. She’s well socialized and always excited to meet new friends. We started taking her on hiking and beach trips when she was still a puppy, so she’s been to lots of places around the country with us. Since our first doggie guest, Yami has met so many good friends and they really became very attached to each other. We hope she gets to remain a long-term friendship with everypawty she loves.
We take all breeds and ages; however, to maintain a comfortable and relaxing doggie vacation home, there are only a few requirements for all of our furry guests:
• Must be current on all vaccines
• Must be spayed/neutered
• No aggressive dogs or heavy barkers
• Treated for fleas and ticks
• Must have good manners
• Must be house-trained
We do require a meet-n-greet prior to any first time booking to make sure that we are a good fit for your dog. At the time of your arrival, please text or call as you pull up, instead of coming straightly to the door. We’re trying to maintain a relaxing and stress-free environment for all of our guest pups, since most dogs find doorbell rings disturbing. I will bring you and your dogs inside while the other guest dogs are kept in a fenced area. After they sniff each other over the fence, we’ll bring out the dogs one by one to slowly introduce them with each other. Each meet-n-greet usually takes approximately 10-15 mins depending on how well it goes.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
*** Drop off and pick up hours: 8am - 10pm
Pick up after 6pm will need to pay an additional flat fee of $15 for boarding guests, but waived if boarding more than 5 days.
First time boarding guests must be dropped off before 6pm so they have enough time to get used to new environment before bedtime.
Any drop off and pick up outside the hours will be charged a flat fee of $5 ***
Please understand we do try our best to accommodate everyone’s schedule. We are flexible most of the time; however, there are situations when our schedule gets full so please respect our time by keeping with your stated drop-off and pick-up times. We also understand that sometimes plans change and we ask that you give us at least 5 hours notice so that we can make arrangements with our schedules. At the time of arrival, please text or call as you pull up, instead of coming straightly to the door. We’re trying to maintain a relaxing and stress-free environment for all of our guest pups, since most dogs find doorbell rings disturbing. I will then bring your dogs out to your car with their belongings.
Cage free home with lots of space to play
Extra large bedroom with a retreat filled with doggie beds for comfortable sleep
Unlimited access to backyard for potty breaks, plays, and sunbathes
Fresh water provided in a 4-gallon waterer at all times as well as water bowls in the backyard
Natural healthy treats provided several times throughout the day (eg. carrots, bananas, blueberries, sweet potatoes, Milo’s meatballs or beef jerky, and dental treats, etc.)
We brush them with furminator and clean their ears as needed
Hotspot spray during hot summer days
Occasional hiking trips and frequent park visits depending on each dog’s energy level
Lots of photo updates
Flexible drop-off and pick-up hours
Same day booking available (at least 2 hour notice needed)
No extra charge, same pickup and dropoff hours on holidays
24/7 premium care in our happy home. First time boarding guests must be dropped off before 6pm so that they have enough time to get used to the new environment before bedtime. For repeat guests, if you need to drop off before 8am to catch an early flight, we ask that you drop them off the night before you leave for less stress, and we’ll only charge a half night rate of $20. Pick up after 6pm will need to pay a flat fee of $15, but waived if boarding more than 5 days. The latest pick up time is 10pm, if you need to pick up after 10pm, please book an additional night and schedule pick up time with us for the next day.
Premium care in a real home, plus lots of plays and socialization, each dog has their own role in the pack, they will tire each other out during the day and go home with you tired and happy. We will never leave your dogs unattended, even in the backyard. We will keep them busy and give them lots of kisses and hugs. The earliest dropoff is 8am, but if you need to drop off earlier, we will charge a $5 flat fee for the early dropoff. The latest pick up time for daycare guests is 10pm, but if you need to pick up after 10pm, we will charge a $5 fee for the late dropoff.
HIKING / WALKING
It is important for us to make sure our guest pups get the exercise they need everyday. Although they get to play with each other almost all day long, we’d be more than happy to take your pups out for a hike or walk in nearby parks depending on their energy level. There are two hiking trails right next to our house, which lead and connect to Vintage Park and Pebble Creek Park. Some other fun places we go frequently are: O’Neil Regional Park, Oso Creek Trail, Central Park RSM, and the RSM Lake, etc. Your pups will enjoy the nature on our walk, sunbathe or just chill at the park while getting their cute photos taken.
I’d be happy to come to your home to check up and feed your dogs up to 3 times a day. Each visit takes approximately 30 mins, but may take longer if you have multiple dogs. Services include but not limited to: feeding, filling up water bowl, letting out in yard, cleaning up poops, bringing in mails, taking out trash, giving treats and cuddling, etc. Standard rate for 1 dog is $20/visit, and $5 for each additional dog. I will need to meet your dogs at your home so we can get to know each other. If your dogs have any special needs that require more time, we’ll discuss the details on the day we meet at your home and send you a quote after the meetup. Walking rates are $15 per 30 mins for 1 dog, and $5 for each additional dog; or $25 per hour for 1 dog, and $5 for each additional dog. I can either walk/drive them to the nearest park from your home, or walk them around the neighborhood at your request. I will also change their water and fill up water bowl before leaving.
Please bring or email vaccine papers on or before your drop-off date. If any chance one of your pup’s vaccines expires during the Vacay, $15 will be charged for the vet visit in addition to the vaccine renewal.
Even if our calendar suggests we’re fully booked, please do not hesitate to reach out for help, we might be able to open an extra spot for your dog depending on the situation.
We encourage all of our guests to book the reservation early, sometimes spots run out fast (esp. on holidays), and last minute booking is not always guaranteed.
DISCOUNTS & PACKAGES
Book through the link below to receive $10 off your first Vacay (first time DogVacay users only):
20% off for 2nd dog from the same family (boarding and doggie daycare guests only)
Weekday Daycare Pass: $110 (must be 5 consecutive days)
10 Night Boarding Pass: $430 (must be 10 consecutive nights)
20 Night Boarding Pass: $810 (must be 20 consecutive nights)
FREE daycare day when you successfully refer a friend
No discounts apply on National Holidays.
=== SUMMARY (SOME IMPORTANT NUMBERS) ===
Drop off and pick up hours: 8am - 10pm (including weekends and holidays)
Drop off hours for first time guests: 8am - 6pm
Doggie daycare: $25/day, 20% off 2nd dog from the same family
Boarding: $45/day, 20% off 2nd dog from the same family
Home visits: $20 per checkup, $5 for each additional dog.
Walking rate: $15 per 30 mins, $5 for each additional dog; or $25 per 1 hour, $5 for each additional dog.
Pick up after 6pm for BOARDING guests: $15 fee (waived if boarding more than 5 days)
Pick up after 10pm for DAYCARE guests: $5 fee
Drop off before 8am for ALL guests: $5 fee
Vet visit for expired vaccine: $15 fee
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