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Yutaka N.
San Francisco, CA 94114
24 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Spanish Mastiff, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Yutaka's Resident Pets

Black labrador mix
13 old

Yutaka's Apartment

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About Yutaka

We live near Dolores Park so the location couldn't be better. Your dog will walk to parks (such as Dolores or Kite Hill) at least twice. We also drive to Alamo Square and Golden Gate Park on weekends with our black labrador mix for fun.

After caring for our dog for 13 years, we pay attention to the needs and disposition of other dogs. We walk our dog at least 2-3 times a day. We have cars in case of any emergency as well.

Our home is large enough (3 bedrooms, balcony, and small backyard) and has dog beds and comfy sofas that will put your dog in heaven. We only dog sit one dog at a time, so your dog can get all our attention and play with us and our dog !

We accept dogs age 2 years or older. We ask for extra fees for followings:
Early drop-off: $10 (before 7am)
Late pick-up: $10 (after 10pm)
Extra large dog (over 70lbs) $10/night
High season (holidays - on and before/after 1 day) $30/one time charge
Cleaning surcharge (incontinent and non house broken dog) $50/one time charge
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Yutaka N.
San Francisco, CA 94114
24 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated May 11, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Yutaka's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Yutaka's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$45 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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24 Reviews
Rocky loved his stay with Yutaka! We got daily photo updates, and lots of walks for our furry friend. Yutaka is super caring, and takes time to ask what he can do to make your pet's stay more comfortable. Many thanks, and we'll definitely be happy to have Rocky as a guest in Yutaka's home again.
Winnie is a very anxious pup. Every time I pick him up after any boarding, he always has at least a 24-hour zombie/sick/recovery period.

When I picked him up from Yutaka's after 3 days of boarding, Winnie was smiling, cheerful, and playful. WOW!

Yutaka sent so many awesome photos of Winnie and Max on various walks around the city, and hanging out in the house. This calmed me down 110%.

Yutaka, you are my savior!!
I can't recommend Yutaka enough. He quickly respond to our last-minute reservation request, and saved the day. He and his pup, Max, were great hosts to Chester. I loved receiving pictures of Chester and Max hanging out. Thank you!
Yutaka is the best! We know our sweet Coco is safe and well cared for when he stays with him. He sends us photos of how he is doing and keeps us reassured. We can always rely on him.
Yutaka was great all around! After our meet-n-greet I had no doubt that my dog Ella was going to be in good hands. He is kind, caring and a true dog lover. I also really appreciated that communication with Yutaka was easy. He always replied to my messages quickly and he sent me great photos of my little girl enjoying her stay. I will definitely book again.
I always know our doggie is well cared for when we leave him with Yutaka!
Excellent care. Sent daily messages.
Sadie and Sal love their stays with Yutaka!
I only know Yutaka through DogVacay but every time we drop Stella off at his home, it feels like we're leaving her with a friend and someone we trust. He's very professional and keeps us informed on how Stella is doing with updates twice a day. And from the pictures he sent, it was clear Stella was kept active and happy. I can't recommend Yutaka enough. He's the best.
I'm so grateful that Lola and I found Yutaka. I just picked her up after a 6 day stay. I typically drive to my vacation destination because I don't have someone I can trust with lola for a long period of time. There are many reasons why I would recommend Yutaka- 1. I received daily updates and pictures. Each day I could see Lola was having a great time. I almost thought she wouldn't want to come home. 2. She received a lot of attention because she was rarely alone and there is a nice dog that lives there to keep her company. 3. When I picked her up, Lola seemed very calm and relaxed. 4. Peace of mind- now I can get away and not worry. I'm already securing my next booking in July :) Thank you Yutaka for making my girl so happy! Lisa
Our elder statesman doggie was very happy with Yutaka. We were sent photos letting us know how he was doing regularly. Yutaka and his partner were very kind to our dog in relation to his needs for help with stairs, his difficulty seeing and hearing. We will be happy to use them again!
Yutaka was fantastic and treated my dogs like I would treat them. He sent numerous pics and texts updating me throughout their stay and it was obvious the dogs had a great time. Would recommend him to anyone.
Our Frenchie's loved staying with Yutaka. They were in a clean and safe environment. I would highly recommend Yutaka's services!
Yutaka was the best host we could ask for to take care of our senior dog Cairo. He dealt with the issues a senior dog entails, including twice daily medications and even contacted our vet when he had a concern.

His daily photos and notes on Cairo's Vacay made being away from our dear friend SO much easier. Yutaka is a kind, gentle, caring soul, and just perfect for making a dog away from home feel loved and well-cared for. HIGHLY recommended.
Yutaka is our favorite dog sitter!! We use him every time we go out of town to watch our dog, Miles. He sends photo updates on a daily basis--always of a fun walk, and Miles always comes home happy & healthy. Miles even squeals with excitement whenever I drop him off at Yutaka's apartment because he loves hanging out with Yutaka's dog, Max so much! We will continue to use Yutaka every time we go out of town! He's so dependable and goes above and beyond for my dog.
Yutaka had the perfect lifestyle to take care of my dog Theo. it truly was the perfect fit. I specifically searched for someone who could be with Theo all day and have a dog of their own. Yutaka's care and attention with constant updates kept me at ease about using DogVacay for the first time. Pictures from walks around the neighborhood and hikes in the park, I knew Theo was getting the exercise and love he needed. Yutaka was very easy to get along with and his genuine love for dogs made me know he was a great choice for me. I can't wait to have him babysit Theo again!
Part of me is hesitant to write this review because I don't want the secret to get out. But Yutaka deserves a glowing review for taking such good care of my pup, Stella. I can always tell when Stella is excited or sad when I have to leave her at certain places - and she's always happy to visit with Yutaka and his dog Max.

His home is lovely and Yutaka sends daily pictures to keep you informed on how your pup is doing. And by the pictures he sent, I can tell he kept Stella very active. He's also great with making sure your pup gets his/her daily meds - which is something I always worry about.

Traveling can be stressful but you can alleviate some of that stress by leaving your dog in the capable and kind hands of Yutaka.
Dear Yutaka,

Thank you so much for letting me stay with you and Max this July 4th weekend. I had a fabulous time and am doggone tired now after playing with you and exploring your neighborhood. Your home is absolutely gorgeous and clean and bright and fresh. Everyone was so sweet and happy. I can't wait until my human leaves for another trip. In the meantime, tell Max 'woof' for me.

Love, Scrappy

PS Thank you for sending my human picture updates throughout my stay. She was very happy to see how much fun I was having. And for being so accommodating when her flight got cancelled.

Highly recommend!
I didn't actually get to meet Yutaka because he had a family emergency but he was super accommodating and his partner stepped up and offered to watch our little love-bug anyway. It was obvious Yutaka is passionate about animals and they have a mellow older lab mix at home.

They were super laid back and helpful. Listened to all of our instructions carefully and happily accommodated the pill our little pup needs with his meals, sleeping requests, etc. Not rigid at all!

Would definitely trust them with Snowy in the future.
My dog had a great time with Yutaka - he was flexible with timing and sent me picture updates throughout the day.
Yataka was great to interact with when i was trying to find someone watch my two dogs. I felt comfortable leaving them with him, especially once I saw how interacted with him and his dog Max. The dogs came back happy and tired! I would definitely have no problem asking Yataka to watch my dogs on my next trip.
Yutaka was an awesome dog sitter! He watched my dog Miles for over a week, and he sent me regular picture text updates of my dog playing and going on walks. He was very communicative and a great sitter! Miles came home happy and healthy! We will definitely use Yutaka as a dog sitter in the near future!
Yutaka is a great host and Max (his dog) is a wonderful companion to our dog Sasha. Sasha has stayed with Yutaka and Max many times, and she is so excited to be with Yutaka and Max that she bounds up their front stairs without looking back. I know Sasha gets the same loving care from Yutaka that we give her at home. Sasha is very picky about playing with other dogs, and Max's easy going playful demeanor brings out Sasha's playful side.
Yutaka was a great host. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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