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Darryl A.

42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Darryl's Resident Pets

English Springer Spaniel
10 yr 11 mo old
5 yr 11 mo old

Darryl's House

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

About Darryl

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Retired-from-Midwest animal lover would welcome your precious pet for a fun time. Built in playmates, Bea (age 10) and Maddie (age 5) but plenty of downtime as well. Safe environment with fenced yard and pool in separate fenced area. Welcome swimmers and nonswimmers alike. Always supervised, never in pool area alone. Live on a parkway for walking and a dog park nearby, whichever your pet is most comfortable with. Experienced with dogs needing medication. Lots of ears and tummy rubs freely given! We also have discounted rates for multiple pups in the same family.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Darryl A.

42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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

Boarding Overnight At Darryl's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
42 Reviews
Darryl and Ursula are professional, loving, thorough and fun pet sitters! Sumo loved his time there, was kept safe, clean, happy and given lots of affection. Contacts and photos were sent with my requested regularity, keeping me comfortable that Sumo was receiving the best care. Highly recommend!
Darryl and Ursula were very sweet and kind to our 4 legged friend and would most definitely use them again!
Darryl and his wife were so welcoming to our dog. They gave us updates about our dogs stay throughout the trip! My dog was so happy exploring their wonderful home. You will LOVE having your dog stay here!
Lovely home and George seemed to be comfortable and happy with Darryl and Ursula! He got along with their two dogs and followed Darryl around the house. Would definitely use them again!
My boys (Roscoe and Baxter) always seem to comfortable staying here. The daily updates are also a great bonus. I always feel at ease when using Daryl and Ursula.
We're glad to have found Darryl and Ursula for Winston and will happily use them again. They were flexible and didn't blink when they were asked to administer Winston's ear medication and ear wash each day. Thanks so much for your hospitality toward our fur-baby.
Darryl and Ursella were wonderful! They sent great pictures and comments on my two pups while we were away. They (the dogs) were happy to see us when we came back and were tired when we got home. We'll definitely use them again.
We have used Darryl and Ursella several times and feel very confident with the care our dog is receiving while in their care.
Darryl and Ursula were fantastic hosts! They were easy to work with and provided regular photo updates on how the pups were doing. The dogs came home healthy and tired after the weekend-- the perfect result!
I can also put my kids in the love\ attention\ joie of Ursula and Darryl. Telling that is telling a lot about the easy feeling with wich we were confortable to leave Buster with them. Sincerely Enrico and Gina
Meet with Darryl and Ursula before Bosco stayed and felt very comfortable with the arrangements. We received daily messages and photos while we were gone. Looking forward to using them again!
Darryl and Ursula took excellent care of our pomerainian, Wolfie. They are both very caring and it is obvious they love dogs. Their home is puppy proof and very safe for pets. We felt good about leaving our "child" with them and will definately use them next time.
The Armstrong's really got a long visit with "Butter" our Labrador retriever. It was only 4 nights - but 5 full days. They sent us a photo every day and noted some of her activities.

I felt very confident that she was well taken care of. She had the two family dogs to play with and room to chase around. They were faithful in walking her.

She was happy happy to see us - but gave Ursula doggy kisses before we left.

That tells me she had a very good stay!
Daryl and Ursula are excellent dog sitters.
Angie our mix lab-rotty-shepherd was well cared for. I loved the pictures and small reports sent on her daily care. Other than hugging her and getting a big lick, i felt connected with her.
A couple of nights there was thunder and lightning.
She spent the night under the guest bed, and Ursula joined her as well as their dog Bea.
What a special caring incident. Such great people.
Darryl and Ursula are great dog sitters. They are experienced, loving, caring and very responsible. My dogs loved staying there. I felt completely comfortable leaving my dogs there. I loved it that Ursula sends daily pictures and updates. Their house is perfect for dogs complete with a doggy door and a fairly big yard. Don't hesitate to leave your dogs with them! ??????
Great as usual!
Our girls had a great time, once again! They love hanging out with Darryl and Ursula, and come home well rested and happy every time. Thanks again!
This couple is the best!
I won't use anyone else because this couple is fabulous!
It was a short visit, but Bandyt was treated wonderfully. Bandyt got along great with the host doggies and had a great time romping around and being adored!! Thank you so much!!!
Excellent as usual. We have a new adopted dog that has some anxiety issues. This was her first stay with Darryl and Ursula. I'm impressed they could handle both dogs as they are quite active. I love that I receive photos of the fun they are having on their doggy vacation. I feel 100% comfortable and confident when I need to go out of town that my babies are taken care of!!
I really felt comfortable leaving Baxter and Roscoe in their care. They took great care in explaining the DogVacay process and the daily routine the dogs would experience. My calls were always answered and questions were always addressed.
Amazing pet sitters! My pups love them!
Darryl was awesome!! I have an old English bulldog that has only stayed with friends and family if I was going out of town. Someone recommended this website to me and I found Darryl. I took my dog over for a meet and greet. They are very friendly and welcoming. They gave her medicine as needed and sent photos while I was away. I will definitely use them again. It was a great experience.
My dogs were right at home at Darryl and Ursula's. I received daily reports and pictures. My dogs really enjoyed running and playing with the their dogs and Darryl had a great setup for the dogs. I will definately use them again.
Darryl and Ursula have been excellent hosts for my 10 month old lab puppy. I have left my dog with them for a long period during the holidays for the first time and was so nervous initially. But Ursula made sure I get daily dose of my pup every day through pictures and she is a great photographer with nice tag lines! I can tell that my dog enjoyed every day during his stay. They have also followed the food routine/instructions that I requested them to do so that my dog still follows the same way he is used to back at my home. Thanks to both for taking good care of my pup.
Darryl and Ursula were amazing!

This was my first experience using Dog Vacay and leaving my dogs with someone other than family or friends. I was a little nervous at first, but after meeting Darryl and Ursula (and their dogs Beatrice and Maddie) I knew they would be great hands! Darryl and Ursula were very flexible, and sent pictures daily- they even celebrated one of our dogs 3rd birthday with her! They were also very accommodating with our puppy who is still in the transition of potty training!

Any future out of town/state plans I will go back to Darryl and Ursula in a heart beat!

Thanks for taking such great care of our furr-children!
Great with Jake. Always available and goes above and beyond for Jake!
Excellent as usual! We couldn't be more pleased with Darryl and Ursula. They go above and beyond and Sophina comes home happy and all played out.
Our crew had a fantastic time, as usual. Thank you Darryl and Ursula!
Darryl and Ursula are absolutely wonderful! They are so nice and took such good care of my shih tzu, Jackson for the weekend. They sent me pictures while I was away so I could how well he was doing! I definitely recommend them if you want your pup to be well taken care of!
Darryl and Ursula were simply fantastic! Our two dogs, a 3 year old Borzoi and 4 year old Aussie, had never spent the night away from both us and their home. We got daily updates and really got a good sense of how our dogs were doing. The dogs had pool time, toys, slept on the couch, and looked like they both had a great time. They gave special care to the one dog who was a little home sick. I especially love how honest Ursula and Darryl were with us. I highly recommend them!
Barney loved spending time with Darryl and Ursula! They did a wonderful job watching him -- taking him to the dog park, swimming in the pool, playing with new friends. Barney will be back to visit them again for sure!
Darryl took great care of our pet while we were away and we're very appreciative of the kindness that he showed our fur baby.
Wonderful... As usual. I know my baby is safe and happy while I'm gone :)
Another great stay! This is Patrick's new 2nd home. After each stay, he is a happy, healthy, well-fed, well-exercised dog. Thank you!
Another great experience. We love this couple! They are extremely capable of handling our 7 month old Ridgeback who is very high energy and in training. Sophina has a blast with her new doggie buddies. It's such a relief being able to go out of town with the piece of mind knowing she is well taken care of.
We LOVE this host home! I feel 100% comfortable that my baby girl is more than taken care of.
Darryl and Ursula were excellent hosts for our dogs. We had originally planned for them to watch only one of our dogs, but when a last minute change came up, they were more than willing to take on our other two dogs as well. We couldn't have felt more comfortable leaving our dogs to their care. They sent us daily pictures while we were gone and we came back to three very happy dogs when we returned. We could not have asked for more and we will definitely be bringing our dogs back in the future.
Darryl and his wife were WONDERFUL! Our labradoodle Jake really loved and enjoyed staying with them for 10 days. He also had 2 playmates that he loved wrestling with.
They took Jake on long walks, dog park and even sent us photos of Jake while we were on vacation.
I will definitely take Jake back to them and highly recommend Darryl to take care of your bud!

This was our first time having a "stranger" take care of Jake and we are extremely satisfied with Darryl and consider him as someone very trustworthy to watch over Jake for us.

I would give then 10 stars, but the highest rating is 5 stars:)
Great host family! Thank you for taking such good care of Patrick. He was exhausted from all of the playing and fun. He is rested and ready for another visit.
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