Pooch Party in Yorba Linda!
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Mary L.
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
433 Reviews
92 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Mastiff, Rottweiler

Mary's Resident Pets

Pebbles
Chihuahua
Female
17 yr 9 mo old

Mary's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Mary

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay at home Mom and my husband works from home, therefore all the pooches have lots of attention. Our 10 year old daughter loves dogs! We have a large secured yard for pet lounging and party time. Every pooch becomes part of our family and we play with them and give them TLC. All of our visiting pooches enjoyed their stay as we all partied together. We have a 17 year old friendly Chihuahua/Terrier mix and can appreciate how hard it is to find someone you can trust to take care of your pet while you travel. Please take a few moments to read the many awesome reviews. We strive to give all your pooches a safe environment and enjoy the party!

OUR RATES ARE $40.00 A DAY FOR A SMALL OR MEDIUM DOG. $10 more per day for a puppy. Sorry, we are not accepting large breed (35 lb. +) dogs.

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Mary L.
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
433 Reviews
92 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 17, 2016

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GPS Dog Collar
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mary's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
433 Reviews
Always a fantastic experience! Our Yorkies had a great time. Our male dog enjoyed playing with other dogs, playing in water from the hose and eating carrots. Our female dog enjoyed lounging in the house and in the backyard. We received numerous photos and updates while we were gone.
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Thanks to this family my George can feel he is at home away from home. This is not my pups first time here and has been coming back when they area available. He has become familiar with their routine, which for us it is important that he has consistency to know the same family and that we always come back. He enjoys the carrots as treats and the freedom to play in their big yard. So much so, this time around he demonstrated new behavior he often only did at home, such as going into deep sleep and snoring. They make loads of efforts to insure we receive images and videos of his daily life in their home. There is times we think he likes it there so much, he may not want to come home. To point out he is very attached to us, So this says a lot that he has formed his own attachments to this family when we are away. Thanks again Lee Family!!!
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It's been 18 months since I last used DogVacay with Pat and Mary .

Both of my dogs didn't miss a beat and enjoyed spending time with them and other dogs at the house. The yard is big and they get plenty of exercise and attention.

Comforting to know Pat and Mary are there.
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This was the answer to my guilt for leaving our dog for so long. I cannot say enough good things about the care that was given. The extra pictures and short notes were a bonus. I will definitely use them again!
Pat and Mary took very good care of our four-legged child. They sent many photo's and video's of our baby throughout the day. We are very thankful that we have found them. We will definitely be using them again.
Kona has stayed with Pat and Mary several times over the past 6 months. Kona is so excited when we park in front of their home - once Pat takes the leash Kona happily walks away from us and never looks back! We are totally comfortable and never worry while she is in their care. Their home and yard is clean, safe and secure. Daily videos and pictures show Kona having fun as she plays with the other dogs or relaxes on the couch next their daughter, Samantha. If you want to be able to place your dog in an environment where you can enjoy your time away and have peace of mind, this is it!
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Mary and Pat are the best! They take great care to make my Daisy to feel at home and send me video updates.
After a meet and greet with Pat and Mary we were given peace of mind leaving our 5 month old Pomeranian over the weekend for the first time away. They went out of their way to send countless updates with photos and videos throughout the weekend. We could tell Effie was having an amazing time throughout the weekend getting a lot of play time in with other dogs and getting lots of love. At the end of the trip we picked up a very happy and exhausted puppy from her own exciting vacation. Thank you Pat and Mary!
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Daisy loves this family. She is always so happy there. She gets to be in a new dog pack every visit. She needs some socializing. She will be back next month for her dog vacation. Thanks, Noel
Yet another wonderful stay with Pat and Mary! I never worry about my dogs for a second when they are in Pat and Mary's care. We can enjoy our vacation knowing that my dogs are having a great time at their home-away-from-home! Thank you for the pictures, videos, updates and excellent care you always give our pups!
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Oh where do we begin? Pat and Mary are FANTASTIC! Seriously, wish there was a way to give 10 stars! We refer to Pat as the Dog Whisperer as our senior guy is a little high maintenance to say the least and over the past 2.5 years Pat has made him more social with other canines to the point where we can take him to our small dog park and he is truly fine! Moreover, he comes back happy and energetic, though there is the initially moping as he misses them and their beautiful yard. Pat and Mary gave outstanding care to our little guy and dealt with many scheduling issues on our end with ease and flexibility. They were so kind to our little one and sent countless videos, pictures, and updates. We were super concerned as we had to do an unknown vet for a night as Pat and Mary were out of town but as soon as our little one was with them we breathed a sigh of relief. They are even so considerate and help my parents(who do the pickup and are not dog people) to put on the harness and load the crate into their car. We can't thank you guys enough for all that you do! We feel so lucky to have you as a part of Samosa's care! Thank you SO very much!
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This was Roxie's umpteenth stay with the Lee's. Roxie was very excited as we pulled up, knowing she was going to have a fun time with other pooches and Mary's attention. It's always reassuring when Roxie stays with the Lee's because I know she loves them and they love her back too. Thanks so much for everything.
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We had such a wonderful and pawtastic dog vacay experience! This was my first time using dog vacay and I am so thankful that I found Mary and Pat. They are such a lovely couple who obviously loves dogs and cares very much about the well being of the dogs they watch. They took their time answering all my questions and getting to know my doggy during an initial meet and greet. So I felt very confident leaving my dog with them a few weeks later for an overnight when our family had plans. They sent me pictures, videos and emails with updates throughout the day and the next day when I picked up my pet they had his crate, toys and food all put together for me. I will most definitely use Mary and Pat again and so grateful that I found them. Xoxo
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Jasmine and Buddy have stayed with Pat and Mary a few times, and they were always well cared for. I always have peace of mind when my dogs go there.
Oh WOW! What can we say....AMAZING as usual! I truly wish we could give ten stars. Samosa has been here at least a dozen times now. Our little one had an incredible stay and Pat and Mary were incredibly flexible. We were in the middle of a move and our timing was a bit off for drop off. They were so understanding, kind, and polite. Samosa was so well looked after and they are so kind and attentive as my parents sometimes need help with the little things like the harness and crate. They did it all with a smile and are SO incredibly caring. Samosa seriously mopes for a good 24-48 hours and waits for Pat by our door when we return. It is so wonderful to have them and we truly feel like he is on vacation. Reading their updates with video and pictures is the highlight of our trips! Can't wait for Sam to join them again soon! THANK YOU!!!!
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We were very comfortable leaving our Bella with Mary and family. They do a great job of being responsive and sending updates to keep you informed on how your pet is doing. We will definitely use Mary again the next time we need a vacay.
This was Kona's 3rd stay with Pat, Mary, Samantha & Pebbles. Kona was instantly excited to run & play with the other dogs as soon as we parked. Pat & Mary provide a safe, loving environment. The backyard is large & secure. Their home is clean & has several comfy couches for doggies to lounge on. Most important is the attention the entire family gives to all of the dogs in their car. Kona comes home happy & well-lov!!.
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Mary and Patrick again took wonderful care of Sammy, our Cocker Spaniel while we were on vacation. Sammy is so comfortable with them - they are so kind and caring and keep us informed by sending videos, pictures and updates daily.

We definitely will request their services again and highly recommend them to anyone looking for trusted care for their furry family members.
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Our beagle George was left with this family for the Christmas and over the new years holiday break, and getting updates of his time there was probably the most hilarious of stays with them. He made another Beagle friend and best buds, and few other furry friends, that watching the stills and videos, was like tuning into a small glimpse of his adventures. He really got loads of love, cuddling and his favorite treat time of eating carrots. So, having a family who understand each pooches needs and loving them as they need and willing to do that a bit of extra just to keep your worries away, made me feel he was on his own vacation of running free in their backyard, and being a dog. Thanks again for taking our George!!!!
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We have an active Jack Russell Terrier who is slow to warm up to DogVacay hosts. Pat and Mary give him extra attention to make sure he gets enough exercise (fetch time) and adjusts quickly to his environment. Our pooch was tired and happy when we picked him up, thanks to our hosts!
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Pat and Mary took wonderful care of Vino while we were away for NYE. They always make sure Vino gets plenty of time to play outside and they give him healthy snacks too!
We left Twinkie with Pat and Mary again while we were on vacation. Twinkie is not a real social dog after being attacked by a bigger dog a few years back in our neighborhood. Pat and Mary took the time to let her get use to the environmental and other dogs. By the end of day one, they sent pictures of Twinkie getting along with the other dogs. And by the end of the stay, she was actually playing with all the other dogs. They take great care of your dog and know how to adjust for different personalities. I always feel comfortable sending Twinkie to them and will continue to in the future.
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Once again, Pat, Mary and Samantha took great care of our dogs. Not only are we happy while we are away on vacation, our dogs are too. It's like a mini resort for the dogs. They get to run around and play with other dogs. It's such a great environment. It's always fun to get pictures and videos each day of the dogs playing. Will definitely send th dogs again.
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Our dogs stayed with Pat and Mary for nine days over the holidays. We picked them up and they are exhausted and happy! We really appreciated that we were mailed photo and video updates often while we were gone, and that Pat and Mary have such a secure yard. They also have dog sitting down to a science and are very, very good at what they do. Will use them again! Thanks!
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Pat and Mary were just wonderful hosts to my two pooches Bella and Gucci. It was their first time there and stayed for over a week. The meet and greet was so thorough and they took great lengths going over all their routines with the dogs and introducing other pooches as they come in for visits. I received updates and videos all week, and it was so great to see them with the other pooch guests. They really treat the pooches as if they were there own. I look forward knowing that they are taken care of with the utmost care. When the pooches came home they were relaxed like they just went to a friends house for the day!
Thank you Pat, Mary and Samantha!!
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We love the Aloha spirit that Pat and Mary bring to their DogVacay experience! Joey loves playing fetch and hanging out on the couch in the evening. We have used them several times and have already booked a return visit!
On a recommendation from a friend, we met with Mary, Pat and their daughter to see if our pup would be more comfortable during our 11-day overseas vacation. They took lots of time to walk us through the details -- where he'd sleep, what to bring, etc. So off we went and it was great not to worry about him at home, lonely, except for a couple of visits a day from a dog-sitter. Daily emails with pix and videos proved he was happy and healthy and that made our vacation a lot better for us. He didn't bond with the other dog guests as we'd dreamed he might -- we knew it was a long-shot -- but he did seem to get along with the other guest pups and he looked more comfortable as the days went by. We appreciated all the TLC he got as a guest of the Lee's and would recommend Pooch Party heartily to other small dog owners, as well.
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This was Kona's 2nd stay with Pat, Mary & Samantha. Kona recognized their home & eagerly greeted Pat out front. Once in the backyard Kona was introduced to her new dog-friends while Pat & Mary monitored their interaction.As each dog greeted Kona they would describe their personalit. It is apparent they truly care about the dogs that stay with them. That evening her we received an email with pics & videos shoing Kona happily running & playing with her new dog-friIt's a comfort to know she is safe, happy & enjoys her time away from us.We are so grateful to have found Pat, Mary & Samantha!! ends.
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Pat & Mary are wonderful ! Our Kona stayed for 3 days & it was her first time away from us.
Not only did they provide a safe home environment, but they have so much compassion that when Kona would not eat (due to change of environment) they hand-fed her. Daily emails with pictures & videos gave us peace of mind that all was well. We are protective dog-parents. Pat & Mary have earned our trust. We've already booked another stay.! !
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When we pulled up to drop off Roxie, she knew exactly where she was and couldn't wait to get out of the car. When she finally did get out, she ran straight towards the backyard to start playing with the other doggies. While gone I received several updates with photos and videos showing just how much fun Roxie was having. I think she had more fun than I did over the weekend. Ha. Thanks again Mary, Pat, Sam and Pebbles for taking care of Roxie while I was gone. She had a great time, which allows me to have a good time too. See you soon!
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This was the first time our 15 year old baby stayed with anyone for more than a day. I'm so grateful that Mary took very good care of our little girl. Knowing that Wyndy was in good hands made our trip extra special. Thanks Mary and Patrick!!
Daisy loves Mary's family. She gets so excited to see them. She loves all the attention she gets. They love petting her. They are now like her second family. Daisy will be back. Happy holidays, Brent, Noel and Daisy!
Pat and Mary are the only people I trust to watch my two little Yorkies. This stay with Pat and Mary was truly another "dog vacay" for my dogs. I received numerous email updates, photos and videos while I was gone. My dogs were running around the back yard, playing chase with other dogs, and enjoying the warm sun. They also lounged inside on the couch with Pat and Mary's daughter. The house and yard are always very, very clean. The house and yard is also set up to be safe for small dogs. This family is very conscientious about cleanliness and safety. You can't go wrong with these hosts. They're wonderful!
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Our dogs had such a fun time here with Mary & Pat. lots of playing and healthy treats for them. they're such a lovely host as well and we definitely have no problem boarding our dogs here again in the future.
Pat and Mary are amazing! They treat Vino and the other pups like they are family. Vino plays and runs around their HUGE backyard all day and he gets to sleep inside anywhere he is comfortable - just as he would in our home! I won't go to anyone else!
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They are nice family. They do a great job. I was very pleased that Mary and Pat provided. They sent me several pictures and texts that showed how Bear is doing. I would definitely recommended and will use again. Thank you!
This is Chloe's 2nd stay with Mary and Pat, and we are so happy to have found them. We love the daily text updates which includes videos and pictures and can see how content Chloe is at their house. Thank you Mary, Pat and Samantha for taking such good care of Chloe, while Jim and I are traveling. We know she's in good hands and when we pick her up she's a very happy dog. Without a doubt will we contact Pat and Mary every time we go out of town, they are the perfect find for us!
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We haven't vacationed for 2 years because our little dog, Molly, becomes so upset/ill while we are gone...necessitating all manner of medical tests and treatments for anxiety. We heard about Dog VaCay and thought, "Here's our CHANCE!!...Maybe! Just maybe!!" ... so we had a "Meet 'n' Greet" with Pat and Mary. It was delightful and Molly really seemed to enjoy herself...and we thought Pat and Mary were a lovely couple...and genuinely concerned with the dogs in their care! ... Time passed...life happened...and we didn't get right back to them...with obligations and responsibilities being what they are. Finally, a couple of years later, we decided to book a 24 hour stay for our little primadonna! ... Molly became very excited as we pulled up next to their comfortable home...obviously remembering our first meeting! Pat met us at the curb with a warm greeting and Molly was already pawing at the big back gate to get in!...Pat removed her leash and harness and she proceeded to race around their spacious back yard, checking everything out! When she had completed her "tour", she immediately went to their sliding door and pawed to get in!...remembering her time in their home! ... In summary, Molly had a BALL!...and Pat and Mary sent wonderful fotos and videos of her time there via email! She enjoyed them and their daughter...and visitors to their home...and LOVED racing around their back yard! ... They are the consummate Dog VaCay hosts and we simply cannot praise them more highly!
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We were very pleased with the accommodations that Mary provided. Our Buddy had plenty of time outside in the gated yard and played with the other dogs. He was also taken for walks.
We received videos of Buddy during the day and when he was eating.
The reservation process was very complete. It included a form to indicate any particular things Mary Should know about Buddy, time he ate, how much he ate, times he did "his business", etc.
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Daisy just loves this family. She jumps up and down when she sees them. They do a great job. We love Daisy's updates of video and pictures that they send us. Hugs from Daisy!
it was my first time leaving Jasmine and Buddy with Pat and Mary, and I was very happy with the service. When I dropped them off, Pat took time to get to know the dogs and their normal routine which help him take care of them. I received daily updates with pictures and videos. Overall, I felt that the dogs were well cared for and definitely will use the service again.
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Mary and her family were very nice. Clean atmosphere and friendly environment for our dog Sandy. I would use them absolutely use their services again. A home is very well worth it considering the other options.
Our dog Daisy, favorite place to go on vacation is at Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles' home. She is so happy there. We enjoy seeing the daily pictures and videos that Pat sends. All the dogs they have at their home are calm, playful and loving. They all get along. Thanks for dog sitting her. Brent, Noel and Daisy
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As usual, Pat and Mary took great care of little Sophia. They were pet sitting quite a few little-mid sized dogs, but gave us ample time to meet and greet before I left Sophia with the pack. I received numerous pics daily, along with videos, of her playing, eating, and napping. The pics are a nice assurance that all is well, and you get a chance to see your little one from afar! I appreciate their knowledge of dogs and good care of our family pet.

Thanks!
DJ
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First and foremost we were so pleased we found a nice home and environment for our Bishon Frise, Chloe, instead of a kennel. We loved the fact that we received emails and videos daily from Pat insuring that Chloe was happy and interacting with the other dogs that they were also taking care of. I think she even missed her new friends when we got her home, she was a little sad!
Pat and Mary are a very nice couple, attentive to all the dogs they take care of and we are so glad to have found them. We will definitely have them take care of Chloe again in the future.
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Mary and Pat are the best! They sent me videos, pictures and updates everyday. Their home and yard is awesome for the dogs to play, eat and sleep. While I miss my Daisy when I'm gone I rest assured that she is well cared for and having a great time.
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Penny had yet another awesome stay with Pat and Mary. They send awesome video and picture updates, and Penny didn't even want to leave when we came to pick her up! Pat and Mary are the best sitters out there, without a doubt. Thanks so much!!!
I cannot say enough about the care my pup Leila received from Mary and Pat. They really relieved my anxieties as I dropped her off for the weekend. My girl has never stayed with anyone besides family. They slowly and safely introduced Leila to the other dogs they were caring for. Even though it was just a short weekend stay, I received text/video/picture updates. That was a nice touch. Mary and Pat have a great fenced yard w/ lots of grass for the dogs. Leila was happy when I picked her up, even saying goodbye to their family as she left. This is atypical for her, as she is a timid dog with lots of separation anxiety. I would recommend them to anyone needing care for their dog in the socal area!
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Hi Pat, Mary, Samantha and Pebbles,
This family did a great job watching our beloved pet Allie, for three weeks. The continued updates with pictures and comments were very reassuring. The fresh air and social playdates with other dogs was a vacation for Allie too.
Thank you Pat, Mary and Samantha for taking care of our Allie. SOmura
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Roxie was once again so happy to see Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles and I was once again relieved knowing Roxie was in good hands while I was away Labor Day Weekend. Thanks guys for all the updates, reassuring me Roxie was having fun. She must've played so much because driving home she fell asleep. Roxie and I look forward to her next visit in December! Thanks again!
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Our dog rocky stayed for 2 nights for the time around our wedding, since all of our usual family/friends who normally petsit were busy helping with/attending our wedding. Pat and Mary kept us updated and sent pics and videos of Rocky having a great time running around with the other dogs! We knew he was in great hands and it allowed us to relax and enjoy our wedding. Would definitely recommend and will use again. Thank you!
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We love Pat, Mary and Samantha! They always do a great job taking care of our pups. We get photos, videos and email updates every time. The family is meticulous in cleaning up after the dogs. Our little dogs love running around their supper clean backyard.
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Pat and Mary took great care of my little Buddy while we were on vacation. I got photos and updates of him getting lots of love and attention.

They get to know your pet's personality and really care about your dog having a great experience while they are with them. I give them my highest recommendation and will feel very comfortable leaving my dog with them the next time I travel.

My dog can be a picky eater and I was worried that he would not eat while he was away from me and they worked with him and hand fed him and watched him to make sure he was eating.
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We were so comfortable leaving our little "Lucy" for the first time with Pat & Mary - They are an amazing family who have a true love for dogs. We have already re-booked Lucy for another fun vacation of her own in September. I highly recommend leaving your loved ones with them.
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Having a referral for Mary was reassuring since our dog's stay was for over 2 weeks. During our trip, Mary sent pictures & videos of the dogs in her care along with updates. Our family enjoyed seeing Holly & Allie playing with the other dogs & being given such good care. We will definitely use their services again. Highly recommend Mary L.
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Just picked up our dogs from another fabulous weekend with Pat and Mary. They always take really care of our dogs and keep us updated with their status. We've used them so many times, they have seen our dogs grow up. They are pretty much part of family. The dogs always have a good time there.
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Oh, WOW! Truly wish we could give them 10 stars. Our little one was with them for 21 days as we traveled out of the country. We got daily updates with so many pictures, videos, and narratives! It was AMAZING to read these and we looked forward to hearing about our little ones adventures. It was so lovely to have this as we were sad to leave him for so long. As always Pat and Mary went above and beyond- our little one is a senior now and requires eye drops- the dose we gave him had run out and they were so accommodating about purchasing them for us and so understanding. Our furry one is a little high maintenance now with medications and such but they are so patient with it all! We so appreciate all their care and incredible patience. The best part was seeing our little one with them and the other pooches. He is so comfortable and at home there! All due to Pat and Mary's diligence and understanding! Our furry one always comes back happier, softer, and just a little mopey because he misses them! Thank you so much for the incredible time!!!!
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Always feel like our dog is taken care of in a loving environment. Thank you!
Another great stay for my Kona! We can't thank Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles enough for taking such loving care of my Kona while we were away. Highly recommended!
My experience with Mary and Pat was wonderful as always. We enjoy receiving the videos and pictures by email. We would definitely continue to use them again in the future. Thank you Mary and Pat!
My experience with Mary and Pat was wonderful.They met all of my needs. Caring for my dog and making sure that she got along with other dogs. I think we were worried that she would not fit in with other dogs, because she has never left home before. But thanks to the video and pictures that were emailed to us, only reassured us that our dog was in good hands. We would definitely use them again for the future. Thank you Mary and Pat!
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Maggie had a fabulously, fun stay with Pat & Mary! I could tell from the picture & videos they sent my way. She was wagging her tail & excited to see them when I dropped her off and exhausted when she got home from all the fun & attention she received while I was away. Thank you, Pat & Mary, for the love & care you extend my little girl!
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This was another great stay with Pat and Mary. We left knowing that, again, our pups would be safe, loved and well cared for. As always, we received email updates, photos and short videos of our dogs playing, resting and sitting with Mary and her daughter. This family is responsible and caring. All the accommodations, inside and out, have been set up to create a safe and pet friendly environment. We won't leave our dogs with anyone else!
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Thank you guys so much for watching our pups this weekend!! I know that Riley was tough to handle but thank you for bringing it to my attention so I can address it properly.
Pat and Mary were awesome! I have been searching for a dog sitter for months now without finding the right one until we met Pat and Mary. Our bichon frise/poodle mix Penny was totally at ease there, especially with their daughter Sam. They sent many pictures and videos and email updates, even though Penny was only there for a night. We will definitely be repeat customers. Thank you Pat and Mary! :)
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As always, Trixie had a great time with Mary and her family. She was walked daily and had other pooch friends to play with.
Once again, our dogs had a wonderful visit with Pat and Mary, getting such special attention from them and their daughter, Samantha. They really ensure the dogs have plenty of exercise, through walks and playtime in the backyard. Our older dog requires medication and they are very conscientious about providing it on his schedule.

Pat and Mary sent many videos, photos, and updates each day to let us know how our dogs were doing. The dogs were playing with others dogs, eating well, and hanging out with Samantha. This helped us feel close to them, even though we were far away. It also comforted us to see how happy they were, easing any anxieties while we vacationed.

We feel so blessed to have found Pat and Mary through Dog Vacay. I think the dogs have a better vacation than we do now. Thanks so much for taking great care of our furry family.
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Mary & Patrick were wonderful! Snickers & Tater loved their stay - we will definitely use them in the future! It was so nice to know that they were being well cared for while we travelled on vacation.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to have Pat, Mary, Samantha & Pebbles help watch our pup, Barley, over the last couple of years. We just moved to the east coast and will miss them greatly!
Great host! Answered all my questions and concerns that I had. Best of all, my dog looks happy when we picked him up, after a four days. Lastly, daily updates with pictures and videos made it easier for us to enjoy our vacation without worrying if our dog was okay. Again, awesome host for our dog.
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Mary & Pat were great! They kept us up-to-date almost daily with pictures and video of the dogs playing and eating. They were very accommodating with special diet requirements our dogs have, along with giving liquid medication. Overall, our dogs had a great time and we would trust them to take care of them again.
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We have used Mary and Pat several times and I have always appreciated them. But this trip was different. Believe it or not, it was 5:00 PM on the very night we were to take the boys over for boarding. All of a sudden one of the boys started licking his belly. The licking and chewing got more violent as the minutes ticked by. We rushed him to our vet. Turns out it was only an allergy attack that made the rash. They gave him a shot and some cream and he was good to go. But now he needed cream and pills every day. I told Mary and Pat about it and they didn't seem concerned at all. They readily said they would give him his medicine. And they did. When I got back four days later, the rash was completely gone. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our little one.
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Mary, Pat and Samantha provided wonderful, loving care for my dog. I received many photos and videos of my little one which helped me feel more comfortable being away. My dog enjoyed hugs, cuddles , meeting new playmates and playing in the very large, beautiful yard.
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Pat & Mary are awesome in every way! I drop off a very happy dog & I pick up a very happy, exhausted dog! Maggie sleeps for two days to catch up on all the fun she has! I get pictures & videos on a daily basis so I can see what a great time she is having! Thanks, Pat & Mary, for giving me total peace of mind while I am away!
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I was very comfortable leaving Roxy with Mary. I especially appreciated the photos and videos I received on my cell phone. Thank you Mary
It is always a pleasure to have my dogs stay with Pat and Mary! I love getting the daily updates/videos and knowing that they are getting plenty of love and exercise. Peace of mind is everything these days and aside I wouldn't trust them with anyone else!
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Mary and Pat are the best! I never hesitate to leave my doggies in their care. I really enjoy receiving pictures and videos from Pat while I'm on vacation. I'm so happy I found these wonderful dog lovers!
Barkley loves coming to Mary's house! Not only are they very accommodating with last minute requests, they truly care about each dog's wellbeing by making sure the dogs get enough exercise and plenty of love. It's great to know Barkley is always in great hands at Mary's. And the best part is the pics and short blurb about Barkley's fun filled day.
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Our pooch had a second visit with Mary, Pat & Samatha for four nights. Pat kept us updated with pictures & videos. It brought us comfort to see him playing with other dogs and enjoying a "home" environment. We were able to relax on our vacation knowing he was content. We will be booking another vacation for him soon!
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I want to thank the LEE family for taking great care of my George Beagle! This family take great lengths in making sure my beagle and others get along but also in feeding specifications and walks. I left to go abroad and since often we don't have our cellphones or great wifi they were awesome in making sure we had our updates of my dog via another form of communication. They went a little extra to insure my husband and I knew George was being loved when we were celebrating an anniversary far away. It brought us such joy everyday to see his updates and to know he was having his own little vacation away from us. He definitely became attached to them and for a couple days I felt he missed their presence, which says a lot of their nurturing way to host. Many thanks from US!!!
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Pat and Mary always take great care of Vino.
Once again Maggie was so excited to be staying with Pat & Mary! I truly felt like I was dropping her off for her "Dog VACAY" so I could go on my vacay! What a great feeling! Thanks for making Maggie feel so loved and at home!
As always, Trixie had a wonderful stay with Mary and Pat. They are her home away from home.
After our meet & greet, we felt very comfortable with the care Mary & Pat would provide. They both have a good understanding of dog behavior and socialization issues among dogs. We immediately scheduled a two night stay to see how our little dog would do. He did just great, with no anxiety issues he had experienced in kennels. Mary & Pat provided the home environment he is accustomed to. We are so happy to have found Mary & Pat. We can now feel confident he will be happy and cared for with the "TLC" of home!
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This was Fala's second visit and she absolutely loved it! I was thrilled to get daily updates with pictures on how she was doing. Seeing her enjoy herself made my weekend getaway that much more relaxing!
We were out of the country for eight days and had complete confidence that our dogs would be in excellent hands while we were gone. As always, Pat and Mary sent daily emails with pictures and videos of our dogs enjoying themselves with the other pups, playing, sleeping, and eating, so we knew all of their needs were being met. We were free to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing our dogs were on a vacation of their own!
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When I dropped Maggie off this time, her tail was wagging furiously when she saw Pat. She couldn't wait to play fetch with him in the backyard. She knew right where he kept the balls! I walked away feeling no guilt. Upon my return, she was hanging out with Pat & Mary in the backyard. Although she was very happy to see me, she was so content with the fact that she got to spend time with her "other family" - that's what they have become to us! How lucky I feel that we found this wonderful family to adopt us from time to time.... Thanks, Pat, Mary, & Samantha for all the love you give my Maggie in my absence!
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This was the first time I left my dog Daisy. Mary and Pat were outstanding! They introduced her to the other dogs one by one when I dropped her off so she wasn't overwhelmed. Everyday they sent me videos of Daisy playing, eating and resting. It allowed me to enjoy my time away without worrying. I will definitely leave Daisy with them again.
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Barley had another great stay! Thanks for taking such great care of her!
Pat, Mary's husband, sent us texts, videos and pictures of Daisy, our dog, while we were gone. We could tell that Daisy was having a great vacation at their house. I was afraid, she won't want to come home with us. Pat is like the dog whisperer. Daisy will be back for another fun vacation soon. Noel Edel
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This was Kona's second stay with Mary and Pat. Although this time, she only stayed for 5 nights, Pat and Mary religiously sent us daily updates, photos, videos of how our pup was doing. We much appreciated those updates and relieved knowing that Kona was lovingly taken care of and was having a great time. Thank you again, Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebble for giving Kona a fun and loving place to stay while away from home.
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Another wonderful visit for my dogs! We will choose to board with Mary and Pat without hesitation each and every time we leave town because of the loving care they provide our dogs. We can enjoy our trip without worrying for a second that our dogs are enjoying themselves and being well taken care of! Thank you for the emails and texts with pictures and videos letting us know our dogs are having fun! You guys are the best!
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Very friendly family. My dog was happy when I picked her up. Thank you!
Pat and Mary are simply amazing! They always treat my pup with so much love :)
Mary took excellent care of Trixie. Daily walks, daily brushing, and lots of fun describe Trixie's experience. She is an awesome host.
Prior to me getting my puppy, I had an upcoming trip and our puppy to be would only be 13 weeks when I needed to board him and not wanting him in a kennel situation. I started researching only to find Pat & Mary with Dog Vacay and all I can say is they are First Class from the initial email to the meet n' greet and best of all the wonderful care of our puppy received while we were gone. I was given daily texts of Cain's day along with pictures and videos also finding out he is an Awesome Walker! All of this information sent to me daily made our time away much easier knowing he was so well taken care of and being loved. Our family is so grateful for Pat & Mary's kindness and welcoming our puppy into there home as if he was part of there family! I would Highly recommend anyone looking for a place to house there pet while on a trip to meet Pat & Mary...you will not be disappointed!
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Rusty was so happy to get to the pooch party! as always he was well taken care of and I received many videos and updates while he was there. Pat even got up with him in the middIe of the night! this is the cleanest, safest environment to leave my fur baby.
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I don't know what number stay this was for Roxie, but I swear it has become her second home. I had a last minute event I decided to attend and Pat, Mary, Sam and Peebles were there for Roxie. I don't know what I'll do when they're on vacation. Thanks guys, you're the greatest!
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Every time I leave Maggie with Pat & Mary, I come home to a happy, happy dog! I love to write a review for them each time - I'm just running out of words of praise! I guess that's a good thing, yes? Anyway, if you want peace of mind and a guiltless feeling when you leave your beloved "pet", you need to meet Pat & Mary! They are the best!
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We have 3 pugs and Pat and Mary treat them like one of the family. Our puggies feel very comfortable and right at home. They have a big yard with plenty of space to play and roam around. While we are away, we receive daily updates along with pictures and videos of our puggies so we can see how they're doing. It is comforting to know that our babies are well cared for while we are away. We highly recommend Pat and Mary for dog sitting and we will definitely be back again.
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This was Joey's (the very active Jack Russell Terrier) first stay with Pat and Mary. Usually, it takes awhile for him to feel comfortable and he usually won't eat the first day. No problem though, he gobbled up his dinner ( I got a video to prove it!) and got lots of fetch time with Pat! They managed to tire out a JRT which is no easy task! He fell asleep in the car on the way home!
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I wish we could give 10 stars!!!! Our little one is SO happy here! We were gone for 5 days and our little one came back happier, softer, and just a little sad that he was no longer on his vacation(still by the front door moping as I type which is super routine now after leaving)! Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles take such good care of our little one who is a little bit of a senior now and truly requires extra attention. They sent us multiple pics, videos, and detailed updates of our little guy! Thank you SO very much and they were even super flexible about pickup times/ communicating with my parents who do pickup usually! Can't wait for next time!!!
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As always Pat and Mary were very accommodating. When we drop our dog off he doesn't even look back. That is just the assurance that we need that our dog is treated as he is at home. Thank you guys
We feel so blessed that we found Pat and Mary. My sister usually watches our dogs when we go on vacation, but she had last minute plans to leave town and weren't able to. We have never boarded our dogs before and I really wasn't comfortable leaving them at a kennel or "Pet Resort". Luckily I found Pat and Mary on DogVacay.com. They truly know how to make their "visitors" feel at home. Our dogs seemed comfortable at their house when we brought them over for a meet-and-greet, so right away, I knew I found the right place to leave them. They have a large yard and a comfortable home that was very welcoming. I received photos and updates on how our dogs were doing. I was a little nervous at first, but after seeing pictures and even videos of them interacting with other visiting dogs and their daughter, Samantha, I was relieved. I would definitely leave them with Pat and Mary again and I've already recommended them to family and friends. Thank you so much Pat, Mary and Samantha!
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My wife and I had to travel out of state for Christmas this year and, therefore, couldn't be with our 2 dogs. This made us sad, as I think everyone would feel being away from their furry firends and family over holidays. But, we were very happy knowing that Pat and Mary would take wonderful care of them. It was another great dogvacy experience for our dogs and for us.

They sent multiple pictures and videos every day, which helped us feel connected to our sweet pups. The dogs had a great visit with Pat and Mary and their family. We could tell they received a lot of personal attention and looked comfortable as if they were in our own home. Pat and Mary really love dogs and they go the extra mile to ensure the dogs have plenty of exercise as well as rest time.

I will add that Pat and Mary had family visiting for the holidays and, yet, they were still very accomodating for our schedule. I always feel 100% confident leaving our dogs in their experienced and capable hands. We have used them multiple times now and I can wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who needs a place for their dog to stay. My wife and I are so happy we found them. It is such an improvement over leaving them at a vet or other boarding service. Our dogs literally seem to be on vacation when they stay here. Thanks again, Pat and Mary, for being such great hosts to our little Papillons.
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Roxie ran right to Mary when we dropped her off. That alone shows what great care and love Mary, Pat and Samantha have for her. The pictures I received while gone echoed the same. Thanks again you guys!
Mary and Pat are so warm and welcoming. I know Ulysses is being very well taken care of in a very clean and dog-friendly back yard and home. They are definitely dog people, and they send the best photo and video updates via email.
We left our little one with Pat and Mary and their family for the first time for six nights and can't say enough wonderful things about our experience from the meet and greet and throughout Maki's first stay. Pat and Mary genuinely cared for our dog's well-being and also made sure we felt comfortable leaving her in their care. We received our first update pictures just hours after we dropped her off and then daily email updates with videos and pictures. Maki also needed medicated eyedrops once a day and a topical solution applied to her ear and they were more than willing to take care of that as well, no extra charge. They have a lovely home with plenty of room and comfy couches (dogs allowed) and a beautiful enclosed backyard...if you are a neat-freak like me, you will be delighted to hear that Pat always supervises the dogs when they are in the yard and cleans AND pours water to wash the spots where the dogs pee and poop right after they relieve themselves! I guess that explains how their yard stays perfectly manicured and the dogs stay healthy! Like I said, I can't say enough great things. We are so relieved to know that Maki will be safe and in great hands whenever we are out of town from now on...Thank you Pat and Mary!
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This family truly loves animals! I found Mary and Pat a few years ago, on DogVacay, and the experience was so great that I have never had anyone else watch my two dogs since. Their house and yard are very clean and beautifully maintained. Their family clearly enjoys the dogs they watch. Throughout the duration of my vacation, we received numerous videos, photos and email updates about our pooches. They were playing with other dogs, eating well, sitting with family members and relaxing in their own beds as well as on Pat and Mary's couch. Pat and Mary even washed our dogs before we picked them up! I can tell that this family has spent quality time with my dogs, while we were away, because they always tell me things my dogs do that are unique to my dogs personality. This family knows my dogs well because they spend time with the animals they watch. This is a wonderful family! If you have any reservations about leaving your pets while you're away, give this family a try! I highly recommend them!!
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Enjoyed the daily updates, pictures, & videos while we were gone. He was a happy dog when we returned, playing chase in the yard with all the other dogs. We will ask Mary & Pat to take care of our dogs in the future as we have in the past.
This was my second time using their service. I had to ask for daycare due to my unusual work schedule. They were flexible and took care of my puppy so well! As always, highly recommend them!
Pat and Mary took wonderful care of Vino! I'd highly recommend their loving home to any pup!
Mary, Pat, Samantha, and Pebbles are incredible! This review is belated as Christmas was so fun and a bit hectic. We were so elated to have our doggie stay with them right before Xmas! They are SO kind, caring, and flexible with scheduling(sometimes my parents pick him or drop him since they live closer). Samosa had an amazing time and my parents said he was very sad the day after he left here which is the usual now. They take SUCH great care of him and it is truly his second home. We only book our trips around their availability now as Samosa loves it and so do we! He has been coming here for a year now and every time we are truly pleased and Samosa feel more and more at home with them. The best is to see him greet them with so much affection each time and see how he is much more socialized now all due to their amazing patience and efforts with him! Thank you and see you in 2015!
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Barkley has been coming to Mary on and off for over 2 years and he loves it here. We know he is in good hands and appreciate the daily videos and pictures they send to us as well as the much needed exercise they provide him with walks and playing fetch. It also helps develop Barkley's socialization skills with the other dogs there.
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This is one of many times Roxie has stayed with the Lee's. It always cracks me up how Roxie knows where we're at when we pull up. She was so happy and ready to get out of the car to go play with the other pooches. While away, one of my relatives was stressing over her doggy watchers and I showed them a video Pat sent of all the dogs running around their backyard having so much fun; she was jealous, I told her she should start using dogvacay.com. Thanks again guys, Roxie must've had a ton of fun, because when we got home, she went right to sleep. See ya next time!
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Both of my dogs received excellent care with Mary and Patrick Lee. They came home relaxed and happy. We always appreciate the pictures and the videos that we get while we're away from our fur-babies. Thank you so much. I'll be calling for another reservation at Chez Lee soon.
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Mary L is a fantastic host. Trixie is with her often and always well cared for.
I've lost track as to how many times Roxie has stayed with the Lee's. When we arrived for our most recent stay, Roxie immediately ran to the back gate; she knew it was time to play. As always I received photos and videos ensuring Roxie was doing well and enjoying herself. I always have guilt leaving Roxie behind, but I always know the Lee's treat Roxie as their own. Thanks Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles!
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We do a couple extended vacations a year and every time we turn to Pat and Mary. They always take care of our dogs as if they are one of their own and aways keep us up to date with pictures and videos.

Looking at my dogs right now, they are just laying on the sofa and not doing much. I think they are sad that they are not with Pat and Mary right now. They always have so much fun there.
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Barley had another great overnight stay! Thanks Pat, Mary, Sam, & Pebbles!
Wonderful hosts! We went away for nearly two weeks and needed someone we could trust to take care of Thor! The last time we were at the kennel, he barely ate and had the worst time. Pat sent daily email updates with lots of photos and videos. Most importantly, he made sure Thor was comfortable and ate well. I can't recommend them more!
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"Peace of Mind" - that's what I get when I leave Maggie with Pat, Mary, & Samantha. It makes leaving her so painless. She sees Pat and her tail starts wagging. She always seems happy & content when I pick her up! Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
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This was my dog's second stay with Mary and Pat, and she had a fantastic time! The main reason I chose to use someone from Dog Vacay instead of a kennel was so my pooch could get some snuggle time on a couch, and there was plenty of that! She also got along great with the other dogs there for the holiday weekend. She hasn't played like that in years.
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Mary, Pat and their daughter Samantha were incredibly attentive and loving toward my little
guy. I had been apprehensive to take any vacations because I was unwilling to leave him
Anywhere due to past unfortunate experiences, elsewhere.
Mary and Pat would send me daily photos and videos which kept me feeling connected with him.
They took him on daily walks and had a wonderful
Yard for him to play in.
When I picked him up, he seemed very happy.
It feels like Mary, Pat and Samantha have made him a part of there family and I'm so happy I found them. :):)
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I've lost count t as to how many times Roxie has now stayed with Pat, Mary, Sam and Pebbles. From the numerous pictures and videos I received while on vacation for a week, it was clear Roxie was enjoying herself. I repeated on video several times because it made me so happy that Roxie was happy. I'll continue to recommend the Lee's because they're great hosts and will treat your dog as their own. Thanks guys!
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This family took great care of my young Beagle on a trial run before the real vacation. Already from the first meet and greet, I could see they have had a lot of experience hosting, and I deeply appreciated all the details of how they manage the dogs they host, including for my own little guy. I was happy to see my kinda shy beagle sniffing their BIG yard and help himself to discovering their place without any hesitation, including playing with their daughter. He had a relax attitude which he can often times be refrained if he is scared of something or people, which was not the case here. I was looking for a family with a yard and possible with children, with the expertise, the knowledge of my breed, and have that "pack leader" ability. They met the criteria and did an awesome job with him. THANK YOU!
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As usual, exceptional service and care for our dog Milo! It's a great feeling to leave my dog with somebody else and not having to worry.
We have sent Samosa here for nearly a year and each time he stays we are left with the feeling of....WOW!!!!! 5 stars is simply not enough, we wish we could rate Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles as 10 stars! They are all so amazing,kind, and truly caring. We received several photos and videos daily seeing our little guy as a part of their own family each day. We loved seeing Samosa interact with Samantha and how patient she is with him!

It was nearly a year ago that he first stayed with them and they have taught him so much! Especially to be more mellow and calm with other dogs. Thank you so very much and please know that Samosa misses you. He is currently moping by the front door as per usual when he returns from a stay with them. We appreciate all that you do! And can't wait for our next stay next month!
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Pat, Mary, and Samantha are the best! My dogs were comfortable from the second they walked into Pat and Mary's home, and they were never stressed or nervous as they have been at other kennels and boarding alternatives that we've tried. Pat and Mary sent pictures and movies several times throughout the weekend, including pictures of our dogs eating and sleeping, so we knew our dogs felt at home and were acting just like they do at our own house.

I like that they "meet and greet" the dogs ahead of time to make sure they are a good fit for their home and for the other dogs they will have there at the time. They really understand canine behavior and how to address problems should they arise (i.e. if two dogs are bothering each other, they take them for a walk together to help them bond rather than act aggressively toward one another). They allow the dogs to sleep however they are comfortable (dog bed, crate, couch ... whatever works for your dog), and most importantly, it is easy to see that they genuinely care for the well-being of each dog in their home.

We will be back, for sure! Thanks, Pooch Party!
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Sammy has been with Mary and her family many times before and again, as always, Sammy was well taken care of and very happy.

We got several updates, pictures and videos letting us know Sammy was having fun with Mary's family as well as other visiting pooches.

We have been very happy with Sammy's care and the kindness of Mary, Patrick and Samantha - they are great hosts that we recommend highly!
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Another great experience. Pat and Mary are the only people I have ever left my dog with and not felt a bit of worry. They truly care for dogs and it shows. I am so grateful to have found such a great place for my dog. I would 100% recommend them to care for your animal.
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As always, Pat and Mary took wonderful care of Vino! They give him lots of love and attention and he has so much room to run around in their backyard.
I am always in awe of the loving care that I know is being given to my Maggie while I am away.... She is so happy when I come to get her, and I am ever worried that she may not want to come home! She is truly enjoying her doggie vacay! This is very much her second home! And I LOVE that! Thank you, Pat, Mary, & Samantha for all you do to make Maggie feel loved....
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Like always they are so good with all our dogs....I can relax when my dog's are with them.
I refer to Mary, Pat, Sam and Pebble’s household as Roxie’s second home, especially of late because she’s been there so much. I had to book last minute to attend a funeral in the Midwest and the Lee’s were there to care for Roxie with short notice. As always, they sent me picture and video updates to assure me that Ms. Rox was doing fine while I was away. Thanks again guys! It’s so relieving knowing Roxie is in great hands.
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Barley had a great vacay! Thanks for taking such great care of her Pat, Mary, Sam & Pebbles!
What a great visit. Addi and Koko get so much attention and exercise! Pat and Mary send videos and pictures each day of the dogs loving life. I can enjoy my vacation becuase I know my girls are safe and happy. Thanks again!
How many ways I can express how "pawsome" Mary and Pat truly are?! Their home is truly Jake and Bella's second home.

Mary & Pat, thank you from the bottom of my heart for consistently taking good care of Jake and Bella. I love how you send daily email updates about their well being with multiple pix and videos! XOXOX
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This was our 3rd time leaving our dog with Pat & Mary, and I have nothing but great things to say about them. They will take care of your dogs just as they were their own. I am extremely happy with the level of care they provide. At the end of each day, Pat will send you an email describing how the day went along with pictures and even videos. If you live around the area and need a dogsitter, I will vouch for them 100%. My family will continue to be repeat customers whenever we go on vacation.

Thanks Pat & Mary!
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When I dropped Maggie off with Pat & Mary, she was so excited to be staying with them again. She was wagging her tail & greeting Pat so enthusiastically - my guilt for leaving her just went away. I know she had a wonderful time from the pictures & videos I received. Thank you for caring for my Maggie - I truly think she is on a little vacation herself with the attention she receives. I just LOVE that I found Pat & Mary & Samantha. It has been such a blessing for me....
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"Action speak louder than words." I've asked Mary and Pat to watch my "kids" numerous times because they provide them with EXCELLENT care. If this is your first time using dogvacay and you live in Orange County, then I recommend that you start with Mary and Pat. You'll be completely satisfied as I have been!
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PAT, MARY,& their daughter Samantha are Wonderful care givers. They go out of their way to make our dog KC feel welcome and at ease in their home. We always feel comfortable leaving our KC with them. The drop-off & pick-up procedures they follow are all about making it easier on your pet and you. They are really just Great!!!
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Mary L. Warm, patient, calm person.helpful husband and daughter. I would definitely recommend their doggie care. S.firman
Another fun-filled stay for my doggies with plenty of exercise and attention. Thanks again to an amazing host family.
We are soooo very happy that we found Mary, Pat, Samantha, and Pebbles. They provided the red carpet treatment for Noodle and truly believe that this stay was a vacation for Noodle too. I think Noodle misses Mary and Samantha:( It was so nice to see videos and photos everyday as it made us feel very comfortable that she was being taken care of. I can't thank them enough and will definitely be calling on them whenever our travels take place. Thank you again!!!!
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Mary, Pat, Sam and Pebbles are quickly turning into Roxie's second family, as this was her sixth or seventh stay with them. After receiving short notice from my airline of a schedule change, the Lee's accommodated me by allowing us to drop off Roxie even earlier than initially requested. Once we were there, Roxie quickly ran to the backyard, greeted the other pooches and started playing. The Lee's kept me updated with texts and emails of photos and videos showing me how much fun Roxie was having. Thank you guys, see you soon!
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As usual, excellent care for Milo from Mary, Pat and Sam. Sometimes I think they take better care of our dog than we do!
Five star doggie hotel and second home to Hailey.
Mary, Pat, Sam and Pebbles continue to amaze me. When I dropped off Roxie (her 5th or 6th visit now), the other doggies were outside waiting to great her. They all smelled each other then took off to play in the back yard. While I was gone, I received photos and videos assuring me Roxie was doing great and enjoying herself. I always appreciate those updates, as it makes me feel less guilty being away. This is a great host family. My schedule always changes and they've been there to accommodate Roxie and I each time. As I've said before, it's gotten to the point that I plan my getaways around their availability. Thanks guys!
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My dogs have found paradise! What is better than new four-legged friends and an amazing yard to run and play? I can't say enough great things about Pat, Mary and Sam. A true home away from home for my pups.
My husband and I are thrilled with Pat and Mary (DogVacay). For years we tried different methods of caring for our boys. We tried the friend that would house sit. We tried the friend of a friend to house sit. We hired a professional house sitter. I can't tell you what a frustrating experience that was. Finally we just stopped traveling. Bless my husband because he talked me into trying Pat and Mary (DogVacay). We have been on three trips recently and each experience is better than the last. Personally the first time I left them at DogVacay I felt terrible. But Pat and Mary sent me photos and videos of the boys and I could see that they were well cared for and that they had adjusted just fine without me. Our little Sammy can adjust to any situation and I don't worry so much about him. But our other dog suffers from separation anxiety. He does extremely well with Pat and Mary. Certainly better than having some stranger in our home. Having Pat and Mary available gives me such peace of mind. Thank you so much for everything you do for the boys.
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Trixie had another wonderful stay with Mary and Pat. I wouldn't leave her anywhere else.
Great experience!!
They had a great time!!
Like alway a great experience for us and the doggies!!
Great experience!! They love going on their doggy vacation!!
Great experience!!
We feel so relaxed when I leave all 6 of our dogs with Mary, Pat and Samantha!!
As always they provide excellent care.
I truly wish we could rate our dog's experience as 10 stars! Once again Mary and Pat were exquisite! Flexible with our timings and assured us through many pictures and videos how well our little one was doing! The greatest treat was to talk to them when we picked up Samosa and watch how comfortable he was with the other dogs! This is ALL due to Mary and Pat- their true caring and gentleness with our little senior. Lastly, I forgot to mention to Mary and Pat this time that our dog likes his kennel to be kept open but he has stayed there before and we saw that they had propped it out with a cord to ensure our furry one truly felt at home. Amazingly caring and so thoughtful to our little senior! Thank you so much! We will now plan our vacations according to your availability in the future! We SO appreciate all that you do!
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Mary and Pat were wonderfully caring when Trixie became sick while she was with them. Pat stayed up for hours in the middle of the night and took her to her vet for treatment. They are amazing.
Once again - I am overwhelmed with the loving care that was provided for my Maggie in my absence. From the pictures & videos that I received, I could tell Maggie was having a great time! I was afraid she might not want to come home with me upon my return. Thank you, Pat & Mary (& Samantha) for making Maggie's visit so wonderful for her!!!!
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This was my 2nd stay with Pat and Mary. They continued to keep me updated with pictures and videos. I especially liked the fact that there were other dogs for mine to socialize with. Pat and Mary do a good job screening to make sure they all get along and no agressive behavior.

I've already booked a third stay later in the year.
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Pat and Mary are great as people and sitters. I was worried because this was the first time for me and my puppy using such service but Pat and Mary helped us to have a wonderful experience. They constantly updated me with pictures and videos so I could see my pup having lots of fun with them.
I highly recommend them! :)
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Once again….WOW! Pat and Mary were so kind and flexible with our timings! Samosa was cared for so well and we even got videos that we could view on our phones at the wedding we attended that night! We couldn't think of a better second home for our little guy! He even galloped away without hesitation the moment I pulled onto the driveway. We are in such awe of how well Mary, Pat, Samantha, and Pebbles take care of our little one. They know how we can get a bit anxious so within the hour we were reassured that Samosa had adjust and was doing quite well. Thank you again and can't wait for next weekend!! :)
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Barley had a great day today! Thanks Pat & Mary!
This is an amazing pet sitting family. This is the only place my dogs have stayed over the last few years, since I found them. As always, they provided us with lots of email updates that came with photos and videos. Our dogs were playing ball with their daughter, sitting on the couch, and hanging out with the family. Their family gave our dogs carrots to try. (One of my dogs liked the carrots, so now we have a new healthy treat to give our dog, Max.). They gave our dogs lots of love and attention. This family's house is very clean and the yard is secure for small dogs. I can't say enough good things about this family. I don't worry about my dogs when they are staying with Mary, Pat and their daughter. It's always a great, worry-free experience.
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Our dog had a wonderful time here with Mary and Pat! She seemed so happy in the videos and pictures we received each day on our vacation. We will definitely use them again for our next trip.
This was our second stay in a month. And, we have planned another stay next month. Finally, we have the freedom to travel. For years we did not travel much because we could not find responsible pet sitters. I will not put our boys in a kennel. That is just not an option for us. Our boys are well cared with Mary and Pat. If it is hot they make sure they are inside with A/C. They have a huge yard where the boys can play and run. One of our boys has an allergy and requires medication every day. What a relief to know that his needs are met. We really enjoy the updates that they send. We get pictures and videos of the boys playing, eating and doing what they do best.....sleeping. This home is extremely clean with a great yard that is safe and secure. There is always someone there to see what is going on. Finally, I have peace of mind when we need pet sitting. Thank you Mary and Pat.
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Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles are truly amazing hosts! We LOVE taking our little furry one here and he LOVES it even more!! They are so kind, caring, and attentive to him as he is older now with mature cataracts. He loves their beautiful yard and they are always so incredibly kind about his lack of sight. This time they had even preemptively put up a mesh fence where the lovely rose bushes are! In addition, I had forgotten to include some chicken broth for his food but they were so responsive and supplied it for me this time! Thank you!

We received an incredible amount of updates with pictures and videos. We were a little bit anxious about his stay as our dog's sight has been declining recently. We were out of the country this time but they were so reassuring and detailed with their messages that we just checked when we landed and felt so relieved to hear what great care he was in that we didn't feel the need to check our messages every day. Lastly, our furry little one truly enjoyed his time there that as I type he is moping and staying next to the door in hopes of going back! We are so blessed to have found these hosts and our lucky little one is staying with them three times this month! :)
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I cannot thank Pat and Mary enough for taking such good care of our pup, Finn. Ever since we've discovered them on dog vacay, We can rest assure that Finn will have the perfect home away from home whenever we are out of town. Pat and Mary take their time to learn about each and every pup under their supervision. They are true professionals at what they do. There is no one my husband and I trust more than the Lee's to watch our beloved boy. Thanks so much for all you do!
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When I left for a long and far away trip without my Kona, it felt like I left behind one of my own children.
Pat and Mary understood of how I felt and they made sure that I was kept updated of Kona's conditions with emails, photos, and videos. When there was a question regarding the medication, Pat was very helpful getting it resolved by directly contacting the vet. I feel very comfortable in leaving my pup with this family. They are caring, loving, and passionate about what they do. My pup enjoyed her time with them and I will definitely leave her with them again when I go on my next trips. Thank you Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles for a job well done.
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As usual, our experience was FIVE STARS! Pat, Mary, and Samantha are the best hosts. We never worry for a minute when Rusty is with them, and we look forward to the e-mails from Pat every night. There are always plenty of pooches to play with and he certainly gets his exercise. He did enjoy his car ride on the way home after we picked him up!!
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Thank you Mary and Pat for consistently giving me confidence and security of Jake and Bella's safety and well being. Xoxo
This was the first time that our dog stayed for more than one day/night. We received several photos and videos showing that she was doing well and had a great time. As always five stars!
Another great stay for my two dogs. I loved getting the daily updates, pictures and videos. Being able to see and hear about my dogs while on vacation was very comforting. I know they are being well taken care of by Pat and Mary. I would never consider leaving my two dogs with anyone else. My dogs are free to move around both inside and outside and not confined to a small a space. They get lots of exercise, rest and plenty of love. Pat and Mary were also very attentive to my dogs needs. When they noticed my dog bothered by her itchiness they gave her medicine to help. Thanks for taking such great care of my two dogs!
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Our two dogs remembered having been to Mary's home before and they couldn't wait to get out of the car. Their tails were wagging and they were looking forward to going on their "vacay". Pat and Mary take such excellent care of our dogs, sending us pictures and keeping us updated on how they are doing. I would ten star recommend them for you four legged family members!!!
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Pat and Mary were great hosts. Thor had a fantastic time and I'm sure we'll be booking again with them soon! :) Definitely love the email updates with pictures + videos!
Let me start by describing how much anxiety I experience when leaving my dog. I worry constantly whenever I leave him with a sitter if he is being treated right, feed, played with etc... For the first time ever, I did not worry about Finley while I was on vacation. Pat and Mary are the first dog sitters that I did not call numerous times to check on Finley. In fact they beat me to it by sending me pictures, videos, and texts daily. I am so grateful to have finally found someone I trust to care for Finley. Pat and Mary are it for me. I would recommend them 100%.Can't wait to use them again and again..
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Thanks Mary and Pat for taking PNUT on short notice again. She came home a very happy but tired pup!.
Another awesome stay!

We missed Kolton dearly during our vacation and time away but we always take great comfort in knowing he is having such a great time on his own and being so well loved and taken care of. He is truly in the best care and best environment any pooch could wish for. The highlight of our vacation continues to be the “Kolton updates” with videos and photos of his day. We’ve never seen him so happy and playful and interacting so well with all his pooch buddies.

We recently found out that our lil guy was about 2 lbs overweight. We haven’t had any luck with getting his weight back on track but since letting Pat & Mary know and staying with them for 8 days we were so pleasantly surprised to know he shed almost a pound along the way. We were so thrilled. We really appreciated the healthy snacks they provided him and much needed exercise he’s been able to enjoy as well as running around and playing chase with so many of his pooch friends in the big grassy backyard. Kolton also enjoyed being pampered during his stay by being brushed and groomed daily and doing his favorite tricks for doggie treats.

Kolton has been thoroughly enjoying his Dog Vacay with Pat & Mary for over a year now since he was a puppy. They have just been amazing to work with and they have truly become his extended pack and his home away from home. As always, looking forward to our next vacay.
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Yet again our dog had a fabulous vacation with Mary and Pat. They never fail to fit in with our schedule and our dogs special needs. Thank you once again for making our vacation that much more enjoyable knowing our dog is being taken of like he would be at home.
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Mary and Pat were great hosts to our two papillons. They have a lot of experience taking care of dogs and it showed. They gave me a very detailed tour of their house and description of how they would care for our dogs. They were very thoughtful. One of our dogs requires medication and they ensured he received it on schedule. They provided many opportunities for chaperoned time in the secure backyard for play. They also ensured our dogs had ample time to interact with the other dogs before they were boarded. This helped us know our dogs would be happy and safe while we were on vacation. When we picked our dogs up after our trip, we could tell they had been well cared for. They were happy to see us. But they weren't in any hurry to leave either. I think they made new human and dog friends. It was such a blessing to find Dog Vacay and Mary and Pat. Now we never have to board our dogs at the vet again.
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For numerous years we have been using house sitters to take care of our boys when we need to be out of town. But our experience with house sitters has not been good We have tried everything from the "professional" to the "friend of a friend". We were not satisfied with any of these.

We have two boys with very different personalities. One is outgoing and the other is shy. I cannot believe how well both of the boys did at Mary's. It made me feel so good when I saw the video of them playing fetch. We also received a video of both boys out for walk. In addition, there were lots of pictures to put our minds at ease.

We knew this was going to be a good experience when we had our meet and greet. A few days before we left on our trip, we took the boys over to meet Mary and Pat. They took the time to meet our boys and talk to us. The yard is beautiful with lots of room for playing and very secure so we didn't have to worry about anyone getting out.

Mary and Pat showed us where the boys would eat and sleep. Another thing that was important to us is that one of our dogs requires medication that he needs every day and both boys get a fish oil supplement. There was no problem with having this done and it meant so very much to us.

We are leaving town for a short vacation in the near future and our boys will be staying with Mary. For the first time EVER, I will not be worried about the care our boys will get. Thank you Mary and Pat for giving us this peace of mind. It is priceless.
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When it comes to finding a "home away from home" for my Kona, I am the pickiest person you can find.
I brought my pup for a day-camp so that she can have a chance to get to know Pat and Mary and vice versa before my upcoming long vacation. My very first impression of Pat, Mary and Samantha, was that they were friendly, easy going kind of family and passionate about dogs. My dog felt right at home and I felt very comfortable in leaving her there for the day.
When I picked Kona up, I could tell that she had a great visit. She had an outdoor walk, roamed around the clean yard and home, getting along with another dogs, Bo and Pebbles. To top it off, although Kona was there for only 5 hours, Pat took the time to send me photos of Kona, which I really appreciated.
Thank you, Pat, Mary, Samantha, and Pebbles for making my Kona felt right at home! Looking forward to seeing you again very soon. I know I have found the perfect place for my baby!
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Mary and Pat were great. They took extra time to introduce our dog to theirs, walked us through all the process and what to expect, and checked with us on all the little things - from where our dog preferred to sleep to any behavior problems we'd like them to follow in-step with. Due to an issue just before our vacation, we surprised them with a request to administer medication. Again, they were happy to assist. Great with dogs, great customer service, and great house & backyard. I couldn't recommend them more highly!
Scott & Little Red
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My pup had a great time! Mary and Pat take wonderful care of her.
As always my pup had a great time. This time she didn't want to leave! A sign that Mary and Pat show her lots of love and the other dogs too. They also took her last minute!
Mary and Patrick are so warm and clearly love dogs. Our dog, Thor, is usually super anxious when we're away, but this past weekend, Thor had a FANTASTIC time. They have a great yard to allow the dogs to run around in and I would definitely recommend them to my friends.
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Barley had another great week long stay! Thanks Pat & Mary!!
I liked the daily updates. Dogs had a great time. Liked the dog walks and much happier than boarding. Will do this with Pat and Mary again in a heartbeat.
Trixie had a wonderful vacation with Mary and Pat. She considers their home as her home-away-from-home and vacation spa.
Pat and Mary are wonderful hosts, they always take great care of Vino. He comes back happy, fed, and well-exercised!
May and Pat were amazing hosts to my puppy. He result enjoyed his stay there. I Already have been recommending them to any one that needs a sitter. They are great and took care of my dog add there own.
My dog, Roxie has stayed with Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles many times now. They’re all so good with Roxie, who is very picky. Within hours of me dropping Roxie off, I received picture texts showing me just how comfortable Rox was with Mary and her family, which greatly reduces my stress and guilt for having to leave her to begin with. It’s gotten to the point that I now plan my getaways around their availability calendar, because I’ve been other places and now I only want Roxie here. I definitely recommend Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles. Thanks guys!
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Mary, Pat, and their daughter were so conscientious and loving. They were super considerate with our dog's needs (he had to take some pills during his stay) as well as our own. They sent super cute photos and videos of Ulysses everyday. Their backyard is an AMAZING place for Ulysses to play.
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Pat, Mary & Samantha always take such great care of my boy. Even though I was a bit worried about a dog Ziggy hadn't previously boarded with, I trusted Pat enough that he wouldn't take on a dog that wasn't safe. Sure enough, my boy had such a good time with the new dog. I loved the pictures and video. I really couldn't ask for a better place to leave my boy. It's also a big plus that they keep the yard so clean.
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We dropped off Lulu again for her second extended stay with Pat and Mary. As usual, we received daily updates with photos and videos. She was able to reunite with PNut, who was there the first time she stayed. Once again, they had a great time playing together.

We truly appreciate the services of Pat and Mary. They are great with Lulu and Roxy. We never worry about our dogs anymore when we go on vacation.
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Once again our beloved dog was looked after with the love and care that we give him. We always leave our dog with Pat and Mary as they are excellent with him and they go out of their way to respond to his every need. Our holidays seem better when we know our dog is being taken care off by the best people. Thank you guys
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Mary and Pat took my dog on a very short notice. She was well cared for as usual and came back very tired.. Thank you Mary and Pat for taking such great care of her.
Wonderful as usual. The dogs came home very tired and made a few new friends.
Always a great visit. Kolton just feels so comfortable with Pat & Mary. It was only a short day visit so he was quite bummed since he wanted to stay longer. Looking forward to his next week long visit which we are planning for the summer.
Pat and Mary are incredible! Even though there are other hosts much nearer to us we love coming here, it is our only option for our furry little one. We were going to a wedding in LA and then realized we would be gone for possibly 10+ hours! They were SO incredible about responding right away and were so understanding of our situation and knowing Samosa so well they assured us he would be fine since we didn't have time to stay for a proper meet and greet. In addition, it was so last minute I had forgotten at drop off to say if he had eaten. Within minutes Pat called to make sure his morning routine and was so caring. Even when we said goodbye we could see how well Samosa was cared for. He loves them so much that he gets a bit mopey after leaving them! Thank you again SO much for all the great care and love you give our little one!
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Hailey had so much fun playing with all the other dogs. She really loves running around in the big back yard :) thanks for the cute pictures and videos! Your service was outstanding - as always !
This was Sammy's 4th vacation with Mary, Patrick and Samantha - we just love this family for their great care and love for Sammy.

We got e-mails, photos and videos sharing Sammy's activities with them and the other doggie friends he made while vacationing with the Lee family.

We can't imagine better care and attention for Sammy - they are so knowledgeable about dogs and have a beautiful home and yard to share with their doggie guests. It is so nice for us to vacation and feel completely comfortable that Sammy is in excellent hands.

I would highly recommend Mary and her family for anyone who wants excellent care for their dogs - we definitely will have Sammy return whenever we vacation!
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New Years - Ziggy enjoyed his visit. I flew out of Orange County and left from Newport Beach. Although Pat & Mary were completely out of my way, I gladly made the trek as I know my boy would be in great hands. Thanks again. Ziggy is recuperating from the visit this weekend!
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Daycare - Ziggy was happy to visit with his buddies. Although only for daycare, he was very well taken care of.
Another great visit! Pat & Mary have always been very responsive. I booked Ziggy's dogvacay during Memorial day weekend. He needed a vacation! He quickly made a BFF Vino. The pictures Pat sent told the story of a very happy dog who did not miss his mommy in the least! I'm thankful for the care and attention Pat, Mary & Samantha provide.
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My pups came home very happy and very tired after playing all day with the other dogs. I recommend Mary and Pat highly!
I would give SIX stars if they let me! Rusty was so excited from the moment he got out of the car. Thank you Pat for all the e-mails, pics and videos. Now all my friends want me to share your number so their doggies can come over and join in the fun!!! Our vacation was so much better because we didn't have to spend one minute worrying about Rusty.
This was the longest stay (a full week) for him, so he was pretty happy to get into the car and go for his ride home. See you next time, Pat, Mary, and Samantha!!
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Pat and Mary always take such good care of Vino! He has so many friends to play with and a huge backyard to run around in. He always gets a good nights sleep, is fed on time, and plays all day. What dog wouldn't love that?
Like alway..they did a great job taking care of our pups!
My pups come home happy and tired from playing all day with the other dogs in Pat and Mary's great yard! I recommend them highly!
I can never rave enough about the love & care my Maggie receives each & every time she stays with Pat & Mary! They are beyond wonderful!!!!
Mary and Pat obviously love dogs. They sure show the love when caring for mine!
They helped me out in a pinch when I had some unscheduled work done in my home. I know I can always call on them and they will do all they can to accomodate my schedule. Not to mention the wonderful care they take of my dogs.
It has probably been well over a month now that I have been bringing my pups to Pat and Mary. I will continue to use them whenever I need to keep my dogs safe and loved. They make sure they get plenty of exercise and have lots of fun playing with the other pooches (as Pat calls them) and their sweet daughter Samantha.
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They are the best! Their home is and yard is perfect for dogs and they do an excellent job making sure all of the dogs in their care get special attention. I love the pictures and videos they send too! Keeps me informed on how my girls are doing.
Pat, Mary and Samantha, oh and Pebbles-are so loving and caring and take wonderful care of my two pups. Both Lola and Pnut get so excited when we drive up to the house and even more when they see Pat. I recommend them highly!
This was our third time Mary and Pat have watched our dogs for us. We chose to use them again even though we moved out of the area, about 40 minutes away. We did look at other sitters, but none of them really even came close and some were just scary.
I highly recommend them.
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Mary & Pat,
Thank you so much for taking care of Bella & Indy as if they were your own dogs. Your easy going personalities and your obvious love for dogs was very comforting for us. The great backyard for the dogs to play was a great experience for them. We returned to happy and tired doggies from socializing with the other dogs, which is great for them...thank you!!! Soooo much better than being in a kennel atmosphere. We loved getting your pics to show us our that our pets were fine when we left. I must say, I was concerned because it was Bella's first time away from us. Thank you for comforting a doggy mom's concerned mind. :-)
Again, thank you and we will definitely be back. My dogs have found there new sitters!!!!
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What a relief to leave my dogs for 10 days with a family I trust. Addi's tail starting wagging the minute I pulled out the luggage, knowing her days would be filled with play time and excercise.

Pat always sends pictures, videos and personal notes so I know the dogs are doing great. Spring break was a special treat because my pupply Koko had more friends to chase around the yard.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the perfect dog vacay!
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My experience with Pat and Mary was wonderful. They took great care of my two dogs. They sent updates and pictures throughout their entire stay. Knowing my dogs were being loved and well taken care was reassuring. I couldn't be more happy with experience and will definitely use them again.
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As usual, Pat and Mary provided excellent care of our boy Finn. Daycare was such a fun experience for him. There was plenty of other dogs for Finn to frolick around and just expend all his energy. Finn had such a blast that he was all tuckered out for the rest of the night. Thank you Pat and Mary for always taking excellent care of him.
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I was overwhelmed with the professionalism, care and love from this family for our pups.
Pat, Mary and Sam are terrific. Their home enviornment is so dog friendly. I did not worry once while I was gone knowing the dogs were in such good care - especially my 5 month old puppy.
Thank you so much Mary Pat and Sam!!!
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Sophia's seemed to enjoy her stay, as evidenced by many photos and videos I received. She was also exhausted when I picked her up, which tells me she had a great time playing with the other dogs.
Always feel confident that Hollie will be well taken care of while I'm away.
as always really happy with Sherman's care at Mary & Pat's house our frenchie just loves playing there and has so much fun and is well taken care of! Thanks everyone!
Barley had a great week long stay! Thanks Pat, Mary, Sam & Pebbles! She looks forward to seeing you all again soon. :)
Thank you for taking such great care of our girls!
Our pups love staying with Mary and Pat! They take great care of them making sure they get lots of exercise, fun and love!
Trixie had another wonderful stay with Mary and Pat. I received photos and videos, as always. Trixie was walked, pampered, and well taken care of.
This is the dogs' sixth stay with Pat and Mary and I'm a highly satisfied customer. The hosts are always home to greet the dogs, the house is always immaculate and its amazing that the backyard looks so good after so much doggie play time. My puppy, Koko, is growing up with this family and gets the opportunity to socialize with other dogs her size in a controlled environment.

Dogvacay is better than any boarding service available and Pat and Mary are the greatest hosts.
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Samosa stayed here again and it was yet another amazingly successful visit! I had to do the drop off and am sometimes anxious since our little guy's vision is declining rapidly. Pat and Mary were so kind and reassuring, it was seamless! Not only that but Samosa is truly more calm and peaceful among other canines now because of his stay. In addition, he truly enjoyed his time there, we can tell as he had such a great appetite there AND he mopes when he comes home as if in protest of missing Pat and Mary! Loved our nightly updates with pictures and video. It was so adorable to see the interaction and hear about our little guy's day. Thank you SO much for your kindness and care, we truly LOVE our experience with you guys!
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Once again our dog was taken care of like he was their own....I would never consider anyone else to look after our beloved dog except Pat and Mary they are simply wonderful and very accommodating..if you are looking for the best care please look no further.
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Once again, I returned to a happy dog! Maggie is absolutely exhausted tonight with all the fun she has had over the last few days with her "other family"!

Thank you, Pat, Mary, & Samantha (& Pebbles) for making such a great home-away-from-home for my Maggie! We both appreciate everything you do!

Laurie & Maggie
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Since this was the first time that our two young miniature schnauzers would be boarded, we were nervous. However, after our meet and greet with Pat and Mary, our fears were put to rest. We could tell that they were very attentive to the specials needs of each dog they had staying with them.

Our dogs enjoyed the large backyard, playing with the other dogs, being in a home atmosphere, and all the attention they received.

We enjoyed the daily emails with pictures and videos, and the knowledge that our dogs were getting the same attention that they would receive at home.
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Once again, Pat and Mary have been amazing caretakers for Rocco and Riley. They sent me tons of pics and videos to assure me that my dogs were having a great time. I could tell that my dogs were comfortable and getting lots of play time. I recommend them 100%!!
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Blue is a regular at Pat and Mary's. He always has a great time playing with all the other pups! He's only 7 months old so he loves to run and get into mischief and I know at Pat & Mary's, he will be safe:)
Barkley stayed here for 1 week and he can't get enough of this place! He even came home more well behaved then when he left. Mary, Pat, and Sam always take great care of him like he is family. We really enjoy all the videos and photos of Barkleys stay that are emailed to us nightly.
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Once again, Maggie had a loving experience with Pat, Mary, & Samantha! When I dropped her off, she jumped up on Mary because she was so excited to see her. That melted my heart and took away the guilt I always feel when I go away.

While I was gone this time, we had an earthquake. Pat emailed me immediately to let me know that Maggie was alright. She tried to jump into his lap for protection - she feels that trusting with her "other family."

I am so thankful for all the loving care Maggie always receives!
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This was Roxie's fourth or fifth stay with Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles. It always amazes that Roxie gets along so well with the other dogs while staying with the Lee's. On this particular stay, Roxie was one of over 10 dogs and they all got along just fine. It's gotten to the point where I plan my out-of-town adventures based on the Lee's calendar. I always appreciate their sending me updates on Roxie while I'm away. The pictures and movies I receive let me know Roxie is eating, having fun, socializing and relaxing, which reduces my anxiety. Thank you so much Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles. Roxie can't wait to come back!
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They once again had a great time with the Lee Family!!
We recently rescued a new puppy and it's been such an enjoyable, yet busy change in our lives. Having a puppy requires a lot more attention and care. We were a little concerned to leave our puppy, but knew Pat & Mary were great with our other dog. After exchanging a few emails to confirm availability, we left Lulu with them during our short weekend trip. And to no surprise, Lulu seemed to have the time of her life. Pat & Mary gave her plenty of attention and really helped Lulu learn to socialize with other dogs. They also monitored her activity as they didn't want Lulu to get overly exhausted. We received daily email updates and videos as well. Pat & Mary once again showcased their natural love for dogs and expressed exceptional care for our puppy.
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Sherman had a blast, so much fun today - we can't wait to come back next week and see you all! Thanks mary and pat we are really thankful to you all
Pat and Mary are true dog lovers They take such great care of my two pups. I found out last minute that I needed to drop them off and they were so accommodating! Thank you Pat and Mary, your home is my dogs new home away from home.
Pat and Mary were so great to our dogs that we already reserved many more visits. Just today when I dropped them off, as we drove up the dogs got so excited when they saw the house and heard the other dogs barking!. Pat took extra care to make sure that the fence in their yard was secure which was so appreciated since one of my pups is an escape artist.
I am very happy with the care and love Pat and Mary and their sweet daughter give to my dogs.
I recommend them highly!
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As always, Pat and Mary took wonderful care of my dog! He played all day in their large backyard and enjoyed a quiet, restful evening in their beautiful home. He's like a member of their family, and for that i'm grateful!
Thank you again mary and pat for watching sherman he had so much fun! we are very happy and thankful for your follow up emails and videos always. Best Truttmanns
As usual, Mary and Pat were "Pawsome!" I appreciate that whenever I drop Bella and Jake off for the weekend, I consistently get at least 2 updates from them with plenty of photos and videos to assure me of their safety and well being. My dogs are young and full of energy. I love that they both come home exhausted when they stay with Mary & Pat, it means they had a lot of activity. Thank you Mary and Pat for making me feel re-assured that Bella & Jake are in good hands with you!
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Attention to detail goes a very long way! In my care instructions, I put that my dogs loved carrots for snacks and realized after dropping them off that I forgot to pack carrots. When I received updates about their well-being, I saw that they were eating carrots. Pat and Mary truly make me feel as though my dogs are like their own. And, for that, I am very grateful! Thank you so much Pat and Mary for always taking such good care of Bella and Jake!
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Pat and Mary and their adorable daughter Samantha took excellent care of my two dogs. They made sure that Lola and Pnut were comfortable and they took extra care to make sure they got along with the other dogs Pat and Mary were caring for. They sent me pictures and a daily email letting me know how the dogs were doing. That was such a nice extra touch. I have already set up our next reservation with them. I recommend them highly.
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My 4 month old puppy had her first sleepover! She was well cared for and I was reassured of her visit via pictures, video, and several narrative updates. She slept like she had just run a marathon when I got her home. So far, good service!
This was our second time leaving our dog with Pat and Mary and as always, they took good care of her. I am honestly amazed at the level of care they provide as well as the peace of mind they give us with very descriptive emails, pictures, and videos. I am very happy to have found them through DogVacay and will be using their services every time I am out of town.

Thank you Pat and Mary!
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Highly recommended! My dog stayed with this family several times and we always had a great experience with them. They are thoughtful to send updates everyday about how your dog is eating, exercising, and getting along with the other guest dogs. Pat even helped me improve my dog's diet so he will be healthier in the future. My dog gets lots of exercise and personal attention. This family is passionate about taking care of your dog when you are away. I can't say enough wonderful things about them. Mahalo to Pat, Mary, and Samantha! A+ and five-stars!
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This was my first experience with DogVacay and I am so glad I found this website before I left on vacation! They truly exceeded my expectations! Mary and Pat were amazing, and I felt so comfortable and relaxed knowing my dog would be safe with them while I was on vacation. Getting the daily emails saying what my dog was up to and how well she was doing (including pictures) was something I treasured and loved! I look forward to enjoying my next vacation while my dog is safe with them!
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My dog Vino is always SO HAPPY when he comes to Mary's place! He plays all day, they have a huge backyard and he's so loved and well-taken care of! Thanks Mary for always making Vino happy (and tired!)
As always, Blue had the best time ever at Pat & Mary's! They have a great big grassy backyard that he loves to run around in - all that puppy energy! He got his usual 2 walks in for the day too! He came home happy and tired and curled up for the night!
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Mary and Pat are very kind, patient, and have a lovely home for dogs to stay and play. When I dropped Sophia off, Pat and Mary were outside with 2 other dogs they were pet sitting. They gently introduced the dogs to my little Italian Greyhound puppy, Sophia, who appeared to be happy to have some new playmates. After a 7 hour play day, I picked Sophia up and she hardly wanted to leave. The pictures they sent me throughout the day provided some peace of mind that she was safe and sound. Home safe and sound now, Sophia is still sleeping 2 hours later from an fun play day!
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As always, Rusty had a fantastic time (he told me so...) We received our e-mail updates and never had a worry. There were other dogs to play with, he had lots of walks, and Mary and Pat even gave Rusty a birthday treat! Thank You!!!!
We are becoming regulars with Pat and Mary. Our dog, Finn, always has a great time when he goes to Pat and Mary's, as evidenced by the detailed daily updates attached with pictures and videos. We are completely at ease leaving our little pup with Pat and Mary, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a home away from home for their furry babies, as well.
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Pat and Mary are the best! We had a last minute trip and couldn't take our puppy Kilo with us, but we were so lucky to find Pat and Mary. They were so close, literally down the street, and Pat kept us updated with emails and pictures of Kilo's day throughout our trip. Kilo had her own mini vacation and she got to play with Sam, Pat and Mary's daughter, and with some of the other dogs in their care. One of the best experiences of finding a dog care service AND last minute at that. If and when we have more trips, finding a dog sitter is one less problem we'll have to worry about.
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Awesome, another play day for sherman our frenchie at mary and pat's house - he had a blast and they took great care of him even with the rain coming down! We love staying there! Thank you
My dogs have a home away from home. Pat and Mary always take exceptional care of Addi and Koko, including long walks and plenty of TLC. Drop offs and pick ups are simple and the home is pet friendly (my dogs nap on the couches), with a great backyard for excercise. Pat sends daily pictures and videos so I don't get lonely when I'm traveling. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the dogs panting and relaxing after a long, four mile walk.

Pat and Mary (and young Sam) are the greatest. If you want your dogs to be safe and cared for while you're away, DogVacay is the answer.
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Amazing! We've found Kip a home away from home. We feel so fortunate to have found Pat and Mary. Kip loves the attention and the walks. Most of all we have peace of mind in knowing our "baby" is well cared for. His first sleepover was a huge success! We are recommending them to our over protective pet owning friends in the area.
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My puppy goes to Mary & Pat's for daycare often so he is not alone all day. It's his second home and he loves all his friends, his walks and his "other mom & dad". When I come to pick him up, he doesn't want to leave. He seems to enjoy being at Mary and Pat's house and wants to stay and have more fun.
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Pat and Mary were wonderful hosts for our little girl. This was our first time using Dog Vacay so we didn't really know what to expect. But from the moment we met them during our Meet-and-Greet, we could instantly just tell how caring they were. They took plenty of time to let our girl get adjusted to their house so that we would have an easier time when we dropped her off. My mom was very hesitant to use a dog sitter but she was convinced after visit.

Pat and Mary were amazing and I know they took very good care of our girl. We really appreciated receiving an email every day about how our dog was doing (along with many pictures and even videos).

If you are doubtful that a dog sitter could take care of your dog just as well as you can, think again. I know my family didn't believe it but I vouch for Pat and Mary 100%. They even gave us some fresh veggies that they were growing in their backyard! I will definitely leave our girl with them again in the future.
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Mary and Pat are the most wonderful hosts in the world. They are kind, caring and nurturing to both my dog Trixie and me! You will be making the right choice if you leave your dog with them. Trixie considers them her second parents.
This was the second time we have left our dog with Mary and Pat and again I have nothing but praise. They were very accommodating to my last minute requests. They are also very hands on and pay very close attention to what makes our dog happy and comfortable. Thank you guys we really do appreciate your efforts.
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Mary, Pat, & Sam are theeeeeee best dog sitters EVER! Love the care they provide for our pooch as they always treat her like she's part of the family! We also enjoy the nightly pictures and videos they email! We think she has more fun with them (because of the never ending doggy playdates she has while visiting)! Can't thank you all enough!!
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Our dog had the best time! We are so glad to have found Mary. They were so kind and caring with Hollie. Since our dog is so shy around other dogs and hates kennels, this was the best! She got the attention we always give her and she became more social with other dogs. It was really great how they sent me pics and an update of Hollie's day each night. Will definitely be bringing our dog back next time we need someone to watch her!
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This was Hailey's first overnight stay and it was perfect. She had fun playing with the other dogs and she got a good nights rest. Thanks for another great experience.
Samosa had a wonderful time yet again! Pat and Mary took such great care of our little guy and were super accommodating with him especially since he has some eye issues. We were so happy to get the emails each night and it was so cute to hear the little stories of our little guy was doing. Once again, we cannot say enough great things about Pat and Mary! They are so flexible, kind, and truly caring. Samosa was a bit sad the evening we came back after he left them because he loves them SO much! Also, he has become a lot more social because of this incredible place! Thank you SO much for everything, Samosa will be back on our next trip! We are so happy to have found you guys!
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We needed our dog to be in a home away from home as we were leaving him for a month. After careful searching we found the Mary and her family. Little did we realize that Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles would be more than perfect hosts they were the perfect family for our much loved dog. We received pictures, videos and detailed descriptions of our dog almost everyday. I will always leave my dog with them and I would recommend anyone considering this wonderful family to be hosts to their pet to not think twice. They were wonderful, caring and treated our dog as theirs....I think he secretly liked it more with them....thank you very much
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Best DogVacay experience ever! My poodle/chihuahua mix puppy, Mochi, spent 3 nights with Pat, Mary and Samantha. They were such nice, friendly hosts and immediately treated Mochi like their own family. Everyday Pat sends wonderful pictures of our dog with a full description of her day. We really looked forward to Pat's email each night so that we can how our dog is enjoying her own vacation. She was having such a ball thatI was afraid she would not want to come home with us!! Thank you Pat, Mary and Samantha for providing Mochi such a loving home and her own special vacation. And thank you for the Gai Choy from your organic garden! We will definitely use your services again as Mochi's home away from home!
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When our dog runs up to Mary and Pat's door on drop off we know we've found the right petsitter! We are so pleased. They are exactly what we were looking for in a safe, loving home for our little boy, Kip. Couldn't be happier. We are next planning to leave him overnight so we can take a real vacation.
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Trixie had another wonderful vacation with Mary, Pat and Samantha. They are Trixie's "other family" and she loves going to visit.
We love Mary L. Wally enjoys his time there and we enjoy our vacation because they keep us so well informed as to his activities with pictures, videos and emails.
This was Sammy's third vacation with Mary, Patrick and Samantha and again, he had a great time!

We are always so comfortable and relaxed when we go on vacation knowing Sammy is in great hands. We get great photos, videos and e-mails letting us know about Sammy's activities with Mary and her family and his doggie playmates. He is always so comfy, relaxed and energized - he gets lots of walks and loving attention.

Sammy truly is a "lucky dog" vacationing with Mary, Patrick and Samantha (so are we!!!)

We couldn't ask for a better family to entrust Sammy with!
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This lovely family treats my dog as if he were one of their own! Pat and Mary like to take him on long walks around their beautiful neighbhorhood. He gets lots of TLC from their daughter Samantha. And he gets as much playtime as he wants with the other guest dogs in their big, grassy backyard. They used the Tagg PetTracker on him during his stay so that I could see how much exercise he was getting and it showed that he was very active throughout the day. The pictures and videos that I get from them while I am away are great and I am able to see that my dog is comfortable in their home, healthy, and happy.
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Over the winter break, I went out of state and I had to make sure Harry will be taken care by a good dogsitter. And I was so happy I found Mary & Pat on Dogvacay, they turned out to be an awesome one! They sent me many pictures and videos over email. I was glad Harry was able to play and exercise everyday, plus he made new friends too. Thank you again Mary & Pat!
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Once again, my Maggie appeared to have a wonderful time with Pat, Mary, & Samantha! I arrived to find her happily interacting with Samantha & her friend on the couch. There is no lack of loving care in this household! If you were a dog, this is where you would want to "vacay"! Thanks again for a wonderful, guilt-free experience for me!
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This was a first time experience with Dogvacay. Our hosts were so friendly upon our arrival and our dogs took to them imedeatly. They were walked twice and played with the other dogs. The next morning our dogs were happily warn out! Wish we lived in Yorba Linda so that we could drop our dogs off again. Thanks! We will defiantly do Dogvacay again:)
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Patrick and Mary took such great care of Vino, my little maltipoo! They have a huge backyard and Vino had tons of room to run and play with the other dogs. Vino was super happy and didn't want to come home :). I'm very happy with Patrick and Mary and would highly recommend them - they're caring, attentive hosts who will take MUCH better care of your pup than a kennel!
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Mary and Pat gave me the best Christmas present ever...a home for my dogs while I visited family over the holidays. This was our fourth vacay and the dogs are welcomed with open arms and treated just like family pets...lots of loving, exercise, playtime and attention.

Mary and Pat have a beautiful home with an immaculate, large yard in a quiet and safe neighborhood. I can't imagine leaving my pets with anyone else.

Thank you, thank you!
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We couldn't be more pleased we found Mary and Pat to watch our Kip! We had several meet and greets before finding the perfect place for our "baby". They approached the meet and greet in a way that our dog was less anxious about his impending stay. We immediately felt the calm nature of their household to include their adorable daughter Samantha. The whole family is engaged in attending to their canine visitors and it is obvious the dogs love it. They take all capable dogs on long walks which the dogs adore. Their home is pet friendly yet impeccable. We liked them right away, but more importantly, our Kip likes them. On his first stay I knew Kip would be reticent about eating. Pat fed Kip a few bites from the palm of his hand to get him started and he then ate the rest of his food from the bowl. Amazing difference from other dog sitters. We received an email report with pictures as an additional comfort. We are so pleased and know this was the first of many visits to come.
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Snickers had a great experience, he had lots of fun and made many friends. Pat & Mary were very kind and give constant updates with picture and videos via email. Snickers would be extremely happy to stay with them again. :)
Kolton finished up 2013 with a little "vacation" of his own with some of his buddies also ringing in the New Year with Mary and Pat. As Kolton continues to develop his doggie interpersonal skills, we can't help but look back at 2013 when he first started going to DogVacay. From his initial trepidation being around new dogs, sometimes much larger than himself, he has become so much more at ease with other pooches and now seeks, greets, and wants to play with new acquaintances. We look forward to Kolton having many more Vacay stays with Mary and Pat in 2014 and beyond!
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Our pooch, Madison, had a great time with Pat, Mary and family! We will definitely be asking them to watch her again soon! Thanks!
Trixie's stay was great as usual!! As I type this.....she is absolutely worn out from her play time with other dogs as well as the walks she was taken on!
Mary and Pat are amazing! So hospitable and were willing to accommodate my pups in short notice - along with coordinating a meet and greet the same day as my reservation. Their large is perfect for the pups to play all day. They even sent pics and videos of my pups' visit - playing and lounging around :) Can't wait to take them back!!
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My dog stayed with Mary and Pat while I was out of town over the holidays. When I met them during the meet and greet, they seemed very experienced and interested in the proper care of dogs. While I was out of town, they sent me emails with photos and videos and I could tell my dog was having a blast. Two days later she is still exhausted! I will definitely bring her back the next time I need to leave town.
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This is our third time leaving our boy Finn with Pat and Mary. I can honestly speak to how awesome they both are with him. Each time we pick Finn up they are able to describe his entire stay in detail. This just shows us how much love and attention they have put into it. It is extremely reassuring to know we are leaving Finn in such great care. Thanks again, Pat and Mary. Happy New Year!
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Another great vacation for our little Chewie over at Pat and Mary's home. As soon as we drove up to there house my little boy was going crazy with excitement. He loves that there are always other dogs for him to play with and Pat and Mary always treat Chewie so well. They were so nice for letting me book last min. I also want to point out even tho they care for other dogs there home is always nice and clean and so is there backyard. Thank you guys again for taking wonderful care of Chewie.
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This was our first time leaving our dog with Mary. Blue was just a puppy and needed a lot of attention and Mary was wonderful! Also, she was really flexible with the time & dates. Thanks so much for looking after my little pup!
We pulled up, and I was delighted to see Melanie's tail wagging. She walked in and immediately started greeting everyone, people first of course. She was clearly in her realm, which was so nice to see. Pat has a real affinity with nature. His plants and fruit trees flourish under his care, and he seems to truly understand and relate to each dog.
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Trixie had another wonderful stay with Mary and Pat. This wonderful home-away-from-home for Trixie has resolved all of our concerns about leaving our precious pet when we travel. They are just amazing!!!
Our dog Barkley always has an awesome time here. Pat and Mary treat him as one of their own and never hesitate to open their home and their hearts to him. Thanks a million Pat, Mary, Sam and Pebbles!
Mary and Pat are theeeee best! They take care of your pet as if they are their own! We LOVE getting the daily email with pictures, movies, and updates as to how our pooches stay is going! Thanks again .....you make vacationing much easier with the peace of mind you provide!!!
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These are the nicest people in the world. My dog adores their daughter. When I arrived to pick her up, she was lying at the foot of Mary's husband's desk and didn't move a muscle! Now that's reassurance!
Where do we begin?! Samosa is our furry son and he never stays with anyone else but we went on a 7 day cruise! Pat and Mary were incredible! They communicate often and are SO reassuring as Samosa loves people but often gets feisty with others at first. They were super accommodating and truly treated Samosa like family. We couldn't be happier and are so fortunate to have found them. They understood our hesitation and anxiety but we were immediately soothed by their amazing care and capability with all the various pooches there. Samosa was sad to leave and moped the first day back! He is doing SO much better with other furry friends now and we loved all the updates(pics and videos) of his stay there! Would definitely recommend this to any pet lover and there is even a great meet/greet time so everyone can get well adjusted.
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Another great visit at Pat & Mary's! My boy had a blast and made a new best friend in Snickers. After having inquired too late for Thanksgiving, I am so glad I was able to book for Christmas. The difference between Pat & Mary and the other host was night & day. I am always very grateful for the video, photos and updates they send regularly. Thanks again, see you next week!!
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Our English Bulldog had a great stay with Patrick and Mary. Our dog has special needs and they made sure to take care of her as she was their own dog. They kept us updated with videos and pictures throughout her stay so we could know how she was doing. They both have a fun loving attitude and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with them. I highly recommend.
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Thank you Mary & Pat for taking care of Tuffy for the weekend. It's always a wonderful experience while leaving Tuffy under your supervision. Tuffy seems to enjoy every bit of moment with your family and guest dogs. Thank you so much.
Loved getting the emails and photos, really put our mind at ease.
Clyde had a great time at Pat & Mary's. They have a big backyard for the dogs to run around and he was taken on long walks each day! This was such a better option for my dog rather than a pet hotel. Clyde was given a lot of attention here.
Once again, Maggie had a FABULOUS stay with Pat, Mary, & Samantha. There is no doubt in my mind that she gets plenty of hugs & loving care in my absence. She actually has her "favorite spot" in their home, too! It warms my heart to know that....

Thank you for all do you for Maggie & me!
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Another great visit for my two dogs. Plenty of exercise (2 hour walks daily), love and play time. My puppy also gets a chance to interact with other dogs in a very controlled environment. What a treat!

Pat and Mary have a beautiful home and I can't thank them enough for filling in when I travel for business. The dogs are welcomed into the family and get so much attention during the stay.
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We are just so grateful for having found Pat & Mary. Kolton always has such a great time hanging out their family especially with Samantha. It is always so reassuring to know that we can go on vacation and not have to worry at all - he is so well taken care of. He gets to go on daily walks, run around in their big back yard and play with Pebbles and all the other guest pooches. We love the photos, videos and daily updates. Since having Kolton stay with Pat & Mary, we've noticed Kolton has become more friendly and sociable with other dogs and really enjoys spending time with all the guest pooches. They do such an excellent job getting to know all the guest pooches that they care for and its' no wonder that they all get along so well. This visit, Kolton recognized a few of his buddies and they had a blast. He is definitely wanting to visit again and looking forward to his next dog vacay!
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My five doggies have the best time when they stay with Pat, Mary, Samantha and Pebbles. They take pictures and video to ensure us that our babies are doing fine!! Thank you again, Paul, Paola, Chloe, Pokey, Lucy, Sarah, Jackie'O
I just picked up my shepherd mix from Pat and Mary's house and it seems like he wants to go back there already! My dog gets long walks two or more times a day and gets to run and play in their big yard. He also gets to socialize and make new friends with the other guest dogs. The home that Pat and Mary have is so warm and cozy. I can see why he misses it! I really do feel that my dog is on vacation while he is there. It is so comforting to have such a caring and responsible family to take care of him when I need to be away. The detailed emails and daily pictures I get are an added bonus.
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Another great week with Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles (and a few of their other doggy guests.) My two Yorkies stayed with Mary and Pat for the fourth or fifth time. During our vacation, we received several emails, photos and video updates of our dogs' stay at their house. As always, my dogs seemed, happy and healthy when I picked them up. This family is a loving and compassionate animal loving family. I haven't considered taking my dogs anywhere else since I found this family to care for our dogs while we are away. I highly recommend this family for your dog sitting needs.
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I drove 7 am on Saturday morning to drop Tuffy off. Tuffy knew from previous experience that he is going to Pat's house. He started whining as we drove close to their house. He had so much attachment to their family during his previous 1 night stay.

Once again I would like to give 5 * to Pat, Marry & Family for their excellent service taking care of Tuffy. We were so happy to see Tuffy being happy and enjoying his vacation from the pictures and videos Pat sent us. My wife had a chance to see the live video feeds and was so glad to see him happy playing with other guest Dogs.

Their large backyard is a plus and the living room, where they allow guest dogs being on Sofa and sleep wherever they wanted to be.

We picked him up after 8 days of stay last sunday evening, glad he recognized us. We are afraid that he might not come with us. He is so tired now, he is been sleeping all the time at home now. May be he is missing the fun time with Pat & his family and other dog friends.

It was a great experience for Tuffy and us. Will probably leave Tuffy at their place once a month so he gets to meet Pat's family and get to enjoy their backyard and other guests.

woof woof Tuffy.
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Barley had another great weekend visit with Pat & Mary!
This is the second or third time Roxie has stayed with Mary and her family. When Roxie stayed over this last time, she was so happy when she arrived; she knew exactly where she was. Mary and her family sent photos and videos to let me know Roxie was doing great. They even introduced Roxie to carrots, a healthy snack and it also helps dogs’ digestive systems. I now know to only let Roxie stay here when I'm out-of-town and will make all of my future arrangements around their schedule. Thank you so much Mary, Pat, Samantha and Peebles for making Roxie's stay a comfortable one.
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Five stars to Pat and Mary! They opened their home and hearts to Addi and Koko (puppy).

Some highlights:

- Yard is large and immaculate, providing a great space for the dogs to play
- Neighborhood is safe and quiet
- The family took the dogs on long, daily walks for additional exercise
- The dogs received constant supervision and attention (Pat even slept on the couch with Koko)
- The family emailed a bunch of pictures and videos during the visit, making my travels more enjoyable.

I highly recommend this family and will use them for any future needs.

Kim
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Chewie's home away from home. I can't say enough about Mary and Pat. My little man always gets super happy when I drop him off here. I always know he's in great hands and will be treated like one of the family. The emails with pictures and videos make us leaving Chewie behind bearable. This is truly the best place to leave your little furry loves. Thanks again for taking care of Chewie!! See you guys soon..
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This was Snickers second time with Pat and Mary. He had a wonderful time again! We got several updates throughout the weekend while we were gone with photos and videos, which always help to alleviate our anxiety. Will continue to use you guys for our future trips. Thanks again!!!
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Well Bella had the most wonderful time! I felt very grateful to find a family that would look after her while is was out of town for 17 days. I loved all the pics Pat sent they made me feel great while I was away! I would highly recommend Pat, Mary, Samantha and Pebbles. Thanks so much! Bella looks forward to a day of play soon!

LeeAnn & Bella
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We extended Trixies stay for one night! Pat and Mary were more than willing to accommodate our request! One of theeeeee best things we appreciated were the daily movies and pictures they emailed to us with updates as to how things were going. We have a few vacations planned coming up and I'm positive Trixie will be staying with them again! This is so much better then sticking them in a cage with 2 "brief" walks offered! Can't say enough about how great the Dog Vacay concept is!
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I can not be happier with the care this family gives. Their knowledge and expertise of dogs surpassed my expectations! I can not be happier I discovered this way of boarding our pooch! Trixie will be back for sure! I highly recommend Pat and Mary!
One of the "BEST" DogVacay family we have found so far for our baby "Tuffy". We have met 3 families before we decided to leave Tuffy with them. Mary & Pat are the 2nd family for meet-n-greet. They gave us an appointment for meet-n-greet at last minute in just couple of hours notice. They followed proper procedure for meet-n-greet with family and other dogs to make everyone feel safe and comfortable.

We will be going for a week vacation so decided to leave Tuffy with a DogVacay family. As Tuffy never stayed with anyone except for us since he was 8 weeks old now he is 2yrs. We were worried about him leaving with someone unknown. Mary & Pat won our trust and Tuffy's trust what's important. We spent about 30 minutes with them during meet-n-greet and Tuffy felt comfortable in their house and ran around the backyard playing with other dogs and family. Tuffy couldn't be any happier than this family.

We are really grateful and would like to thank Mary and her family for such a welcoming experience for Tuffy and taking really good care of Tuffy for a night. We are looking forward for a long 8 days vacation for Tuffy with your family. I am sure he will be having a wonderful vacation time with you all.

The best compliment from Tuffy is, when I asked Tuffy about Mary & Pat, he was running all over our house and barking looking for them.

I would recommend anyone looking for a caring family for your furry baby, Mary & her family is the best.

woof... woof... Tuffy :)
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Once again, Twinkie enjoyed her stay with Pat and Mary. In all the pictures that were sent to us during our vacation, Twinkie looked so happy and relaxed. It was like a vacation for the dogs while we were out on our own vacation. Would recommend them to anyone, as they are a very caring family and truly love the company of dogs.
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Having Pat, Mary and Sam look over Roxy the first time, made us feel more comfortable to take another family vacation. We were always reluctant to go on full family vacations because we didn't want to leave the dogs in a pound or be caged up. Pat, Mary and Sam take great care of our dogs and as always, they send pictures and videos throughout the stay. Highly recommend them to anyone.
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again, Sherman had a week of fun. I was very nervous about other dogs being scheduled the same week as him but it turned out fine. We are very happy with Mary and Pat and the videos and email communication make it a much more relaxing experience. thank you!
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Rusty LOVES to stay with Pat and Mary! He didn't even notice me when I went to pick him up. I never worry when he is there and know that they treat him like family. They usually have at least one other dog there so he has a fun, exercise-filled vacation.
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Awesome again! Our dog has the best time here. He gets treated well, gets daily exercise, and seem to always have other doggie friends to play throughout the stay. Mary and Pat send gracious email updates and seem to be very trustworthy people. Highly recommend!
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This is the second time I have left my baby Finn with the Lee's. I have complete trust leaving Finn in their care and do not have any doubts that they are treating Finn like family. What I appreciate most are the frequent emails they send with adorable pics and detailed updates of how our Finn is doing. It is not easy being away from our baby for extended periods of time, but we are definitely more at ease knowing how much the Lee's go out of their way to welcome Finn into their home. Thanks again for a wonderful doggie vacay :)
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Mary and Pat are wonderful. They really care about your dog and treat them like their own. They are really good about sending pictures and videos of your dog interacting with the others dogs and themselves. I would highly recommend using them for all your dog boarding.
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Barley had another great overnight stay with Pat & Mary!
My dog Barley had a great time at daycare, yet again! Thanks Pat & Mary! :)
Once again my Maggie had a great experience with her "other family"! That is what I consider them now. The peace of mind I have with knowing she is under their care is priceless!

Thank you Pat, Mary, & Samantha for making my Maggie feel so loved away from home.
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Another pawsome visit! I left my boy at Pat & Mary's during Labor Day weekend. He immediately connected with his BFF Kolton. He also met a new buddy, Chewie. All three had a blast. The pictures and video are great. He loves this place. It's completely out of my way (live in Irvine flying out of John Wayne) but it's so worth it! Thanks again!

ps. thanks for the produce. It was tasty!
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We are very glad that we chose Mary L, Pat, Samantha, & Pebbles. At our Meet & Greet, we were impressed by how dog friendly their home & yard was (and how much they liked & were knowledgeable about dogs). We decided that this would be the best experience for our dogs, Rico & Zero. (We only paid a little more for this stay than we would have paid for kenneling.)

Their one week stay made our trip better because we felt comfortable leaving them behind. We enjoyed pictures & videos by email and wondered if our dogs were going to want to come home. Their twice-a-day walks were a highlight for our dogs (not to speak of all the hugs, petting, & brushing they received day and night)!

Pat immediately reinforced his fence to ensure the safety of the neighbor's tortoise and our dogs. We really like how conscientious Mary & Pat are. When we picked up our "boys", we could see how much our "boys" loved Pat, Mary, Samantha, & Pebbles.

We will definitely want our dogs to stay with Mary L, Pat, Samantha, & Pebbles again!
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What a great time Kolton had! He was so happy to be back with Pat, Mary, Samantha & Pebbles. It is truly his home away from home but it’s actually so much better with all the attention he gets, the amazing back yard and buddies he can hang out and play with all day, the fun walks. It is such a great environment for Kolton. We have been able to travel with the sense of assurance that he is well taken care of and really enjoying his mini vacation. The photos and videos are priceless.
It was great to see Kolton interacting with all the pooches and sharing his blanket with all his buddies. Looking forward to our next visit.
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We went away on a rare family trip up the coast. We have a frenchie show dog and no one would take him because he's not neutered. mary and pat were not concerned in the least. They were so loving to him. they sent us pictures and video everyday. being on the road and juggling work and family and travel plans is so difficult and to receive those emails just made my day. Sherman was so happy and running around and was almost sad to leave them. I plan on doing play dates at their house for Sherman and will use them when we go on trips. We are so happy we found Mary and Pat and how lovely, they gave us some food from their garden, to boot! the best part was actually seeing other customers come over when i was picking up and clearly you can see how many people are so happy with mary and pat.
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They were very flexible and took our dog at a very short notice (same day)! Thank you Mary and Pat :)
Chewie had a wonderful time with Mary, Pat, and Samantha. I got videos and pictures of my little guy while on our trip. It really made us feel so comfortable that we made the right choice. We were so glad we picked this wonderful and caring family to watch Chewie. They took him on walks and they also have a big backyard that Chewie got to run around with the other dogs and play. When Chewie came home all he wanted to do was sleep. The only time I can get him to be so tired and lazy is after a full day at the park. Thank you again for taking such great care of my little man.
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Our Maggie gets soooooooo much love and attention from Mary, Pat, & Samantha! When I leave her at their home, I can feel confident that she is having a wonderful time and getting plenty of love! This time they placed a Pet Tracker on her so I could see the activity level she was getting each day. My gosh! It's incredible how active she was and how much exercise she got! She needs to lose a few pounds, and they accommodated our goal. No more guilt when I need to go out of town without my girl. Thank you so much for the peace of mind you give me!!!!
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Kolton had a such a great time at day camp today! He was so excited to see his home away from home family again and be able spend time with all the pooch guests. It was so much fun watching him play ball with all the pooches; he has really enjoyed being able to spend lots of time outdoors with his buddies. We're busy planning our next weekend getaway so that Kolton can spend even more time with Mary, Pat, Samantha and Pebbles. Thanks again!
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Our two dogs had never been away from home. When we had vacationed, either family or friends came to our house to care for our dogs. This was the first time they were away from home without family with them. I was the anxious one, but it was unnecessary, as Mary and her family kept exceptional care of our dogs. They even sent pictures and were always available by phone. I would HIGHLY recommend Mary's DogVacay.
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I left Ziggy at Pat & Mary's for the week while on vacation. I received regular updates including video and pictures. My boy had a blast at their place. When I returned, I was shocked that he wasn't hysterical when he saw me. He clearly had too much fun and wasn't in a rush to leave. I felt very secure that my boy was being taken care of and enjoying his vacay as well. Thank you so much Pat, Mary, Samantha & Pebbles. We'll be seeing you guys again. You're our official doggie sitter! =)
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We dropped off Barley (mini schnauzer) for the week while we took a vacation. Unfortunately Barley had some stomach issues during her stay and they kept us posted on how she was doing each day. (Sorry again about that P&M!) They took excellent care of her and we felt completely at ease that she was in great hands. We will definitely be booking with them again on future trips & doggy daycare!
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Once again, I couldn't be happier having Mariah stay with anyone else. With only a day's notice, Mary and Pat were willing to dogsit for us and were most understanding about my picking her up at 9:30 PM which I felt badly about. I highly recommend Mary and Pat. They give the dogs they sit incredible attention as well as keeping me updated in my absence with text msgs. Thank you again Mary and Pat.

Rhonda Domeno & Mariah
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In anticipation of a 2+ week-long vacation overseas, we began our search for someone to care for Kolton (1 year old Chihuahua/miniature poodle mix), months ago. We investigated many doggie "camps", "day cares", and other boarding
facilities, one as far as 30 miles away. Kolton tried many of them for a full day each and each accepted
 him for any extended stay options. All the care facilities had their qualities but not quite what we were looking for . . . 
We then came across DogVacay. We met with Mary and Pat and were immediately impressed with their home surroundings and some of their current pooch "guests" they were taking care of. Although the thought to entrust anyone with the extended care of our Kolton for the first time was a bit scary, after our initial "meet & greet" with Mary and Pat and their
 great "open" home and backyard, the decision was a "no-brainer." 



We missed Kolton dearly while on vacation but the jpeg photos and mpeg video updates that Pat and Mary emailed to us frequently turned into our highlights for that day! We were able to see Kolton enjoying his own "vacation" with his new
 friends. Being a small dog at 11 lbs and a bit "skittish", Kolton was always intimidated by larger dogs but we were so surprised to see him actually running and playing with the big boys, too! All the "guests" at DogVacay were a great bunch
- a great testament to Pat and Mary's "pre-interview" techniques to make sure everyone is compatible - no matter which
 guest happens to be there for a given day. 



After returning from our vacation, Kolton was as ecstatic at seeing us as one could expect. When we got home
 he was thoroughly exhausted and slept quite a bit (as did we). But we could also see in his eyes that he missed his new
 friends at DogVacay. We can honestly say Kolton's interactions with his "buddies" has helped in his canine social development. Because of his wonderful experience we plan on making a play day at DogVacay a regular event so that
 Kolton can see his friends again and again!
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Just wanted to thank Pat and Mary on taking care of our 2 little ones, Max and Gustavo. They were very attentive to their regular routine and schedules. They made them feel right at home. During our vacation, we were pleased to have them share video and pictures of Max and Gus having a great time! Pat and Mary are truly lovely and would defintely recommend them to anyone! I know know why they have so many amazing reviews!
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Hailey gives her stay a high 5 (4 paws and a tail) :)
Cooper always has so much fun staying with Mary and Pat. When he gets home he seems sad. It is also relaxing for us knowing Cooper is in such good hands while we are gone.
I left my boy one night as a trial run prior to leaving him for the week while I go on vacation. Pat & Mary were great. They made sure all the doggies got along prior to allowing Ziggy in. It was definitely a pooch party. There were several dogs. They all played together and had a great time. I felt very comfortable leaving him there. Pat & Mary sent a video and pictures of my boy having a great time. When I picked him up he was excited. He fell asleep on the car ride home. Clearly he had too much fun.
I'll definitely be booking them when I go on vacation.
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Everything with KC's visit was just fine. They always treat her like a little princess. We really appreciate the pictures and updates that they give us about her visit.
Pat and Mary took in our 2 boys and we were, again, extremely happy with their care. They kept us updated with pictures and videos of the boys. We were happy to see the boys running around the big back yard, playing with the other pooches. The boys especially enjoy their daily walks along the nearby horse trails.

We are so happy that we found Pat and Mary on Dog Vacay. We travel on business a lot and we don't feel so guilty leaving our boys with them. We know they are getting good care and attention. And the boys love it there.
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From the minute we completed the "meet and greet" with Pat and Mary, I knew my baby Finn would be left in good hands. The family was so warm and welcoming to Finn- genuinely interested in Finn's usual routine/ behaviors. None of Finn's "quirks" seemed to be of concern to them. They just kept assuring me that Finn would fit in with everyone just fine. I felt very safe and content with my decision to have Finn stay there and will definitely be bringing him back in the future.
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Pat and Mary are great hosts to our 2 boys, Mikko and Saku, our beloved little pugs. From the very beginning, we have been very comfortable with them. They treat our boys like they were their own and are very knowledgeable in caring for them. It is obvious that they are experienced care takers. Their young daughter, Samantha, is great with the dogs and really enjoys cuddling with them.

They have a big back yard and a spacious house which allows the boys and the other little guests plenty of room to play. What we also like about their care is that they do not overbook. In addition, they screen new clients through their meet and greet to insure that new doggies will be good buddies with others.

While we were out of town, they sent us pictures and videos of our boys to show us how they were doing. We especially enjoyed the videos of them walking Mikko and Saku along the nearby horse trails. Seeing these pictures and videos really helped in assuring us that the boys were having a good time and being well cared for.

We are truly happy with the care that Pat, Mary and Samantha provide. Our boys adapted very well while with them and they will be spending a lot more time with them in the future.
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This was our second time leaving our three dogs with Mary, Pat and Samantha. Everything went smoothly starting with a meet and greet to acclimate the dogs. During our trip they sent us text messages with pictures of the dogs so we felt at ease that the dogs were also happy staying with a nice family. Much better than a cage or confined room of other dog hotels. I know the dogs loved exploring the big backyard and lounging around on the furniture. I highly recommend them.
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Pat and Mary are good people. They'll make sure your dog is well cared for while you are away. I just picked up my dog after a 10-day stay at their house and as usual, he came back healthy and happy. It's tough to leave your dog behind when you go away but Pat and Mary make the experience much more bearable and a positive one.
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Another great stay with Mary and her family! Our dogs stayed with them for the second or third time for ten days. During their stay, we received videos, photos and email updates on their activities at Mary and Pat's home. Mary and Pat discovered things about my dogs that only a person would know by spending quality time with them. When we returned, our dogs were happy and healthy. I think they enjoyed their time at Mary's house with her family and a few other visiting dog friends.
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What a great experience once again! Pat and Mary were able to take my dog's in last minute AND during a holiday weekend. I have no worries that my pups are having a great time and are well taken care of! They are life savers!
Pat, Mary, and their daughter Samantha were amazing hosts for Honey, our 2 year old maltipoo. While on our trip, Pat and Mary sent us emails with lots of videos and pictures of Honey playing in their house. The videos showed us that Honey was adjusting well to being around other dogs and was enjoying herself. Honey is normally shy, but at Pat and Mary's Honey felt comfortable enought to play with the other dogs. We definitely recommend them and we will be boarding Honey with Pat, Mary, and Samantha again.
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We were very happy that we decided on Mary to watch our 'Shea' while we were on vacation. Our dog normally goes everywhere with us and we were very nervous leaving her with someone else but once we met Mary and her family we felt very comfortable leaving the dog. They sent us pictures and videos almost everyday. What a great feeling knowing our dog was not only in a safe and secure place but having a lot of fun playing with the other guests. We will definitely use Mary for the next vacation.
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Great environment for my doggies! We are updated daily with pictures and video's of our dog's playing and having a great time. Pat & Mary have made my renovation so much easier by taking care of our doggies!!

Thank you,
Pat, Mary, Samantha and Pebbles
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