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Matt K.

45 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Matt's Resident Pets

Tido
Pomeranian
Female
2 Years old

About Matt

Available for check-ups/drop-ins while you are at work or out of town. Available for overnights in our home. Also available for dog walking!

Big dogs are welcome - but keep in mind that we have an apartment so we walk the dogs for exercise. Not recommended for a dog that requires a yard or doesn't do well in small spaces. We often frequent the Point Isabel dog park for exercise.

I work from home and my wife is a student, so guests have constant supervision all day.

I am a 26 year old male with years of experience raising and training dogs for family and friends. Breeds I have worked with include Maltese, Jack Russell Terrier, Pomeranian, Coonhound, and Australian Shepherd.

Currently own a Pomeranian name Tido.

Reach out with any questions you have!
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Matt K.

45 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 3, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
45 Reviews
These guys are the best!
Awesome as always!
Roxy had a great time at Matt's again. Highly recommended!
Matt and his wife are amazing as is their puppy! Shelby couldn't be happier!!!
My dog's sixth stay with Matt. Great as always!
My dog's fifth stay with Matt. Happy to have found such a great host!
As always, Matt is great! He is super-attentive and organized. Always treats Sage as one of his own, and is great about sending photos! He is always ready when we drop her off or pick her up.
wonderful host, sent lots of pics and my dog came home happy and healthy!
Matt was great! He agreed to take care of our pup on short notice! Sent tons of pictures and made us feel very comfortable!
Matt and Jen were amazing - they really went the extra mile.
Great as always! This was Kola's fifth stay with Matt and Jenna and we feel so luck to have found them.
As always, Matt and Jenna were fantastic! Thanks for taking such good acre of our 'girl.'
Matt and his wife have hosted my dog four times now, the latest a four-night stay. They kept me well updated, as always. I am very comfortable leaving my dog with them, and my dog enjoys their company. What more can I say. They're great!
So great as always!! Matt and Jenna are great about sending updates and Kola and Tido are officially best friends! I love leaving Kola with these guys!!
This was was my dog's third stay with Matt. Just another great experience. Thanks!
Matt was very responsive and easy to communicate with during the whole process, from setting up the meet and greet to sending us pictures and updates during our dog's stay with him. Matt took wonderful care of our dog and we would absolutely go back to him for additional stays.
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Mocha is always well taken care of and has a great time. Appreciate how responsive they are to requests as well.
Matt was wonderful with Chutney. Very accommodating and patient. I feel like she had a great time, she was in a great mood when we left. I feel like Matt and his wife were very knowledgable about all things dog-related and I definitely trust them for watching any pet. I always felt like I was "in the know" with all of the photos/videos and text updates throughout the weekend. If you are looking for a trustworthy and kind dogsitter, I would definitely look no further.
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We're so happy to have found someone to watch Wicket. It's been very hard for me lately to leave Wicket at home all by herself when I am in school all day. I feel terrible that she has no one to play with. After seeing Matt's profile and that he has a small Pomeranian,Tido, I knew it was a perfect match. Wicket prefers being around humans more but she doesn't mind being around dogs either. She just isn't as active and I really wanted her to interact with dogs more, so this was a perfect way to do so.

When I did a meet and greet with Matt, him and his wife were very welcoming. They were so sweet and kind and their apartment space was just perfect for Wicket. Throughout the day, Matt sent me at least 15 pictures of Wicket and it was very comforting for me to see her and Tido getting along so well.

I was very surprised that Wicket wasn't jumping all over me with excitement when I came to pick her up. The first thing she did when she got into the car was sleep. Playing with Tido must have tired her out. I am glad she had a lot of fun, though.

This was our first time letting someone watch Wicket that weren't through friends/family. Matt made this experience very nice and we're very excited to leave her with him once or twice a week for the next few months.
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Roxy came home from this vacay pretty exhausted and happy; in fact she didn't want to get in the car to leave when I came to pick her up. She had a good time and Matt was a great communicator.
Friendly and my dog came back happy and well loved. Matt was attentive, sent a photo of my dog while I was away, and is a cool and intelligent guy. I would use him again to watch my dog Barkley, and felt safe with him taking care of my dog.
Extra attention, ride-alongs, extended walks, constant chaperoning, tennis clubs... a doggy vacation - it was exactly that.

Matt and his wife are so patient, understanding, and communicative. Most importantly Lily felt comfortable with them. I was also excited to get photo updates from them a few times throughout the day.

Matt was accommodating with my pickup/drop off times and great about following the specific medication/feeding requests I had. He made things as easy as possible for me and as comfortable for Lily as possible. Definitely would book with them again!
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We couldn't have found better care for Yowie than Matt. Yowie is a special needs fella who is very attached to his master so we are especially grateful to all the extra effort Matt went to on Yowie's behalf.
We would not hesitate to use Matt's again on our next trip to the bay area when we want to attend a show or event.
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So, so, so great again! Matt, Jenn and Tido were so loving to our puppy over a long stay! I will use in the future!
Matt and his wife were great! We were typical worried parents, but they took exceptional care of our dog Sage for 5 days. They sent pictures and texts (as others have said) and that was great to see our dog out having fun! Their dog Tido was very easy to get along with for our dog too, and they seemed to enjoy each others' company. We knew Sage was comfortable when we saw pictures of her resting on her back, completely content. Thanks Matt!
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Our puppy Princess had a totally great stay with Matt and his wife, she was happy and cheerful when we picked her up. The pictures and updates that Matt send were nice to be able to know what our puppy was doing and felt, from all the photos she was having a wonderful time with Tito and Matt. Thank you again Matt for taking care of our puppy and will be using your services again soon.
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Our dogs seemed totally at ease with Matt. We would definitely leave them in his care again next time!
Matt and his Wife are truly wonderful hosts!! It was hard to leave my puppy for the first time, but they made it so easy because I knew she was in such good hands! We will defiantly use them in the future! Tido, thier dog is also very sweet and she and Kola made fast friends!
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Matt was great and accommodated a schedule change that we had mid-trip. Beanie enjoyed his stay and we enjoyed the frequent updates and photos from Matt.
Matt was extremely gracious in accepting this last-minute reservation! He consistently kept me updated on how my dog was doing, either via text messages or pictures. He also was very flexible with my pick-up date, for which I was absolutely grateful. Highly recommended!
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Matt and his wife were wonderful! We loved all of the pics and Paddington came home happy and tired - most importantly tired.
This is the first time I've used DogVacay and I was nervous about leaving my dog for her first overnight stay with someone while I was away. Matt was extremely responsive and easy to work with from the moment I contacted him for the meet and greet. We just got Riley back and everything was fantastic! Matt is kind, warm and made me feel comfortable from the way he approached Riley as she took to him right away! He kept me up to date with pictures and texts throughout my time away so I could see that Riley was having a great time with Matt and his Pom Tido. I would give Matt 10 stars if I could! Thank you, Matt, for being such a great host!
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My dog's second stay with Matt was great. Thanks again!
Great experience! !! We would definitely use them again.
Matt was an incredible host for Max! he was very accommodating, detail oriented, and friendly. He also posted lots of pictures of Max having a great time! I am so lucky to have found such a reliable dog host. I highly recommend Matt!
Matt was a great host! He was really flexible and accommodating. Max has a great time on walks, the park, and playing with Matt's dog. Matt also was very meticulous about getting all the information he needed to ensure Max had a the best care. I felt assured that Max was well cared for.
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Matt was great, very responsible and flexible with a short-notice request. He took care of Nora during the day and sent several pictures to update how everything was going. Would definitely book again. Thanks Matt
My little rescue had a great time, he completely passed out when we got home. This was his first time being away from us. Matt & Jenna made him very comfortable and he loved their dog so much we are considering getting him a buddy. Matt had some great training tips and we can't wait to try them out. Our little one needs some help due to being abandoned & in a kennel environment. I'm so glad we have dogvacay to help us make these connections, Matt & Jenna are simply the best. They send photos to update you & details on their stay. This is the best decision we have ever made, I'm glad we went this route vs metro dog/wag hotel/etc. Oh, and I was also able to make last minute accommodations because my friend bailed on me.

We plan on coming back, for sure!!!
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Matt and Jenna are the best! Rocky loves his visits from them!
Matt was incredible. They were flexible in allowing us to drop off our dog really early (before 9) and picking him up (after 11 at night). He was really gracious and accommodating. They posted pictures of Huck throughout our vacation, and texted us as well. Huck must have had fun with Tido, because he didn't want to leave. And they ran each other ragged, because our little puppy came home and slept for a day straight - exhausted from all his playtime with his new friend. We'd recommend ANYONE go to Matt -- he was great.
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Rocky got very welcome breaks in his long rainy days with Matt, who sent pictures and updates to let me know how he was doing. Thanks again, Matt!
Awesome, once again. Rocky is so lucky to be cared for by these guys! Thank you!
This was our first time using DogVacay, and we really picked a great host for drop-in visits for our 9-week old puppy! Matt was more than generous with his time, both coming to meet us beforehand, as well as time playing with and cuddling Rocky.

Matt was graciously willing to review and implement the "house rules" we're teaching our puppy, which is so important since puppies absorb everything and need consistent training! He texted me pictures to see what he and Rocky were doing on their visit together, and even dealt graciously with a messy bit of tummy trouble!

Having Matt come visit and play with Rocky gives us absolute peace of mind when we have to be away from him on long work days. So glad we found him!
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Just an awesome experience. My dog, Auggie, stayed 4 days with Matt. Starting from the meet-n-greet, Matt was very thoughtful, asking me questions, and receptive to my questions and suggestions as well. He kept me well updated with texts and pictures during Auggie's stay. Auggie received plenty of indoor stimulus and outdoor exercise. I highly recommend Matt and would definitely be comfortable leaving Auggie with him again.
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Matt and Jenna are really wonderful and caring hosts. They took really good care of my dog, Gabi, and she really loved hanging out and playing with both of them. They went out of their way to make me feel connected with my dog while I was away by providing email and photo updates. I have been going back to Matt and Jenna and I feel so happy to have found a great host for my dog!

I highly recommend Matt if you want someone who's very caring, loving and fun to host your four-pawed friend..

Thank you, Matt!
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