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Steve and Gin W.

96 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Steve and Gin's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Steve and Gin

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Steve is retired and Gin works from home. We both are missing the love and companionship of our pets, but are not ready for a full time commitment for a pet at this time.

We are currently "empty nesters" with both children and pets. And have so much love to share with them.

We have had pets for the majority of our lives and have never been comfortable with kenneling them. We felt that a kennel was not personal enough to our pets, and it was always shared with many other dogs who were kept in cages.

We have a large country home with a large fenced in yard, where your pet is free to roam and make themselves at home. There is a private bedroom for your pet to rest, but will also be welcomed to share our room with us if necessary.

Take comfort in knowing your pet will be loved and cared for as one of the family while you're away.

All dogs must be house broken.

No females during their heat cycle.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Steve and Gin W.

96 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 26, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steve and Gin's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Steve and Gin's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
96 Reviews
Steve and Gin are wonderful!! My dog stayed with them for 2 weeks. They gave me updates, including pictures, throughout his stay. I even got a Valentine from my dog Toby while he was there.
My two goldendoodles had a wonderful night with Gin and Steve. They are extremely attentive and flexible. I highly recommend their services!
Steve and Gin provided a loving, very fun stay for my dogs. We had recently moved and the dogs were both still a bit unsettled, so I was worried about how they would react to a strange place with other dogs. They loved it! They settled in and played and had a great time!
Steve and Gin treated Luca like family. We could ask for no more than that.
Gin & Steve are absolutely wonderful! We can tell how much our dog loves them because once we let her out of the car she runs up to the door before we can get out of the car!
Our two pups had so much fun with Steve and Gin when they stayed with them over Christmas. They even got a visit from Santa! We would definitely recommend Steve and Gin :)
Amazing people, thank you so much!!!
Can't tell you how pleased we were with our Delphi's stay at Steve and Gin's. It was the next best thing to being at home for her. They treated her as if she was their own dog. No kennel or enclosures. She received such love and care that it is the only place we will consider for future stays. Highly recommend-- A+++
Our 2 dogs had a week stay with Gin and Steve and seemed to love it!! They are such dog lovers and can't wait to go back!!
Wonderful experience for Lizzie as usual. Would not go anywhere else.
Home away from home....and quite a home it is.....comfy sofas and huge fenced back yard.....
Our two had never been boarded in the time we have had them (about 8 years) so we were very nervous having tried one boarding was lovely in every way but a cage is still a they were treated like they were at at home and got some other doggie play socializing time as is obvious from first impression that Gin and Steve enjoy their visitors......
Steve and Gin are possibly the nicest people I have ever met and made our first dogvacay experience awesome! Our dog felt right at home - finding new toys to play with within minutes of walking into their house. When we picked him up after a long weekend, he was happy and exhausted from playing with friends all weekend. We would highly recommend them!
This was our first time using dogy vacay Ginny and Steve where great took great care of Zelda and will definitely use them again!
Thank you Steve and Gin for taking such good care of Fenway! When I picked him up he had a big smile on his face. I appreciate how easy it was to work with you and how well you took care of all of the dogs. I recommend Steve and Gin highly!
Steve and Gin were very nice sitters and our pup had a great time. They have a very dog-friendly house and yard with plenty of room to play.
Steve and Gin are awesome and there is no other way to put it. They EXCEL at pet care! Peach had never been "boarded" or spent the night at another house. We tried to prep her as best we could. Steve and Gin were flexible and so caring! Peach was immediately comfortable in their home. She looked to Gin for comfort within 5 minutes. I turned to my husband and said "We can go now!" I did not worry about her at all the 4 nights we were away. This DogVacay worked out perfectly for us. I am still amazed! Thank you Steve and Gin!!!
Our experience was great with Steve and Gin. Our dogs had never stayed with anyone other than family members and we were nervous about leaving our "babies." We also were not sure about their behavior with other dogs. Steve and Gin were so wonderful in taking care of our spoiled dogs and also being aware of the unknowns of their behavior which we really appreciated. Our dogs were happy and we will definitely be leaving our pups at Steve and Gin's house again!
What a great experience!
Our family stayed at a vacation home in Cambridge, and we wanted to board our dog close by. This was our first time with DogVacay and our first time leaving our dog with anyone aside from a neighbor. Henry is timid and shy of people but loves other dogs. Gin and Steve were so kind and patient with him. Their mannerisms were quiet and gentle, and they gave him the time and space he needed to be comfortable.
They were also very accommodating and flexible with our needs.
It seems Dizzy enjoyed herself she was wanting to stay with you and Steve and the two laberdoodles.
She rested well when she got home I hope she was good for you We want to thank you for helping me give Christopher a real surprise party by having Dizzy stay over night. We will be calling for more stays.
Thankyou again Gerry and Chris Sprole
My 9 year old labradoodle, James Brown, was with Steve and Gin for a month. We really hated to leave him for such a long period of time, but were unable to take him along with us.
I was absolutely delighted with the treatment he received with Steve and Gin. They truly treated him like he was their very own treasured dog. He had the run of the house and even helped Steve paint! While I was gone I got a really cute picture of James with white paint on his face. I am very pleased with their care and most certainly plan to use them any time I have to be away. Martha, Queenstown, MD.
This was our dog's 3rd visit and they LOVED it. Each of our 3 dogs has different needs, meds, arthritic conditions, fears... and Gin and Steve are so sensitive to their needs. They sent us pictures a few times and were always available by phone. When we even get NEAR their house, our dogs are excited and love them and their home. We have never felt this comfortable leaving on vacation with our dog babies anywhere else. We have used Dog Vacay with 3 different hosts and are satisfied each time, Steve and Gin being the best.
Before Riley's stay, Gin and Steve met with Riley (and his owners). It was immediately apparent that they were both dog lovers and their concern was for the animals they were caring for. When we dropped Riley off for his first stay, he eagerly went to them and made himself right at home. As a result, we had no concerns about his well being while we were on our vacation. Upon our return, Riley was in great spirits, a big part of that, I believe, was due to the fact that Gin and Steve took very good care of him.
Awesome experience Steve and Gin were very friendly, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. There home was very clean and dog friendly. The first night Gin sent me a text to let me know my dog was just fine. It really was a great experience and would recommend them to anyone looking for a dog sitter and plan to use them whenever I need care for my beloved dog Brooklyn. Thank You Steve and Gin!!
Sam had a great time....came home exhausted from playing
We found Gin and Steve to be fantastic Doggie Sitters. We felt very comfortable leaving our "kids" with them. When we returned from our Vacation we found our puppies to be happy and content,. That means everything when you are away and can not take your pets with you. Also, they are nice people.and made me and my husband feel very comfortable. We will definitely use this service when we go on Vacation again. We have already recommended a friend.
Steve & Gin were awesome with my mini dachshund, Lily. She made many new furry friends and they made her feel comfortable. They even kept us posted with updates & pics over the weekend.
Our three girls (doggies) spent their first week with Gin and Steve and had a great time. They have a beautiful house and a large fenced yard and our girls were very happy. We received daily updates which made it so much more personal than being dropped off at a kennel for the week!! Our Dachsund has had seizures and she handled her meds very responsibly. We look forward to many return visits with Gin & Steve.

Trisch and Aaron
We were very happy with Gin and Steve. I had no worries while we were away. They treated our pups as their own. They even sleep with them if that is what they are used to. Your dogs will have a wonderful time staying here.
this was our first experience with Steve and Gin seeing how Branson would like it prior to us leaving him for an extended period in March. He loved it and we went on to book him for our vacation.
My dog Sally gets out of the car and sits at the front door! What more can I say. Gin and Steve are very good at what they do.
Awesome. Very pleased . Nice to know they are like being at home away from home.
Steve and Gin were awesome and quick to respond to our inquiries. They were soft spoken and friendly to on the dogs and we felt confident that they would take good care of our Bad Dog Pete.
Petey is a high needs anxious dog. He can be irritable when he feels stressed. He is always extra clingy and edgy after coming back from normal kennels. We discovered friends who likes to have Petey stay with them in a home environment but as they wont take money, we feel like it's an imposition to ask all the time. This is our first doggy Vacay stay. We felt Petey was being left in experienced caregivers but it was more like giving him to family, and after just a few minutes he seemed to settle into the home. Two nights later, we picked him up and it her than being happy to see us, he is back to his normal self with no usual kennel aftershocks. Thank you Steve and Gin for making Petey a happy boy!
Our two-year-old poodle had the best time and the best care; way beyond our expectations. During the day she had the opportunity to run and play with other dogs in the huge, fenced-in back yard under the loving, watchful eyes of Steve and Gin. She hasn't done much socializing with other dogs and I was concerned, but Steve and Gin know exactly how to bring dogs together - or keep them apart as needed. Our dog, Asta, made several new friends and came home and crashed from all the excitement and exhaustion.
They are the best. This was the first time I was leaving my dog for 9 days. I had no worries because I knew Sadie was in excellent hands.
Steve and Gin did a terrific job. Branson truly enjoyed himself. They sent us both pictures and videos while we were away. We were able to see him socializing with the other dogs that were there. We are sure he is looking forward to his next visit.
I barely get to stop the car before they jump out to run to Gin and Steve. Knowing they are getting the best of care, puts my mind at ease.
Steve and Gin are the best! They take very good care of Miah and Ripley. if you are looking for a great "home away from home" for your fur-babies, look no further.
Gin and Steve are spectacular! They love Josie like she is their own and Josie adores them! :) They take such good care of her. She loves her vacations with this wonderful couple and we look forward to seeing them again soon.
Excellent experience!!! Our puppy was very tired and obviously had a great day. Steve and Gin seem to really enjoy dog sitting. I will definitely be back.
One word. Three syllables. Wonderful for the dogs and peace of mind for me.
Our Labs love coming over to visit and run in there large gated yard !!
Zoe had another wonderful visit with Steve and Gin. She came home happy and tired out from her visit with her doggie friends.
Wow, Sadie was taken care of and pampered as if she was Steve and Gin's. They made Sadie at home including sleeping in another room because she was afraid of the fan in the room, "Sorry Gin It' must have been along night". I hope you sleep better tonight. Gin already feels like a friend to the family... see you next time we go out of town....we'll make it sooner than later because Sadie is now one of "your" family members" thanks again... Steve I hope your cold is better soon....
We misjudged our travel dates, but no worries, Steve and Gin were extremely easy to work with and were able to make sure our two dogs were in good hands until we (eventually made it back). We are definitely repeat customers.
This was our second stay with Steve and Gin, and everything went as great as it did the first time. Will definitely use them again.
We can't say enough about Steve and Gin. Bringing the dogs there was like taking them to the park for the weekend. I probably should have been more offended when they didn't look excited to leave, but they will definitely be back soon!
Steve & Gin are great watching and attending to our two Labs. Great experience and looking forward to having them watch the boys in the future. Real dog lovers !
My overall daycare experience was awesome. This was Lizzie's third visit and I was satisfied as always. My dog was satisfied too. I can just tell by her demeaner when I pick her up. She, of course, wants to come home with me, but I get a feeling she would not mind staying. So happy I found Steve and Gin. Our animals are our family and we have peace of mind when Liz stays with them. Pawsome!
Awesome!! Chip and Oreo are always excited to be with Ginny & Steve and meet new friends.
Our dogs loved their time with Steve and Gin. They sent us pictures and let us know how the dogs were doing- I don't think they missed us at all! They were very flexible about us dropping off about a second after their devious client had left, and then they didn't even mind that we came home around midnight from the airport. Very accommodating! We'll definitely use them again for our next trip. Thanks!
I can tell why Steve and Gin have so many repeat customers- they clearly love dogs and their house is a perfect setting for them. They are every flexible and communicative. Can't ask for any better!
This was Lizzie ' s second visit and I felt she was much more relaxed. Her first visit was a success, and this one was better if that is possible.
My dog enjoys staying there. He typically doesn't eat when we are away but he has no problems eating there. They truly care about your dog and I would use them again in the future.
Steve an Gin are great never worry while ours dogs are there. Smoke and Brutis are big dogs and Gin and Steve keep them busy playing frisbee, and ball Both the dogs are so happy when they see them so not only do we get a vacation they do to. Thanks Gin and Steve
Teddy had a grand time and was exhausted from playing! I don't think he was particularly excited to see us and/or come home…haha We are always happy that Teddy is happy! Thank you so much.
Our dog, Dali loves Steve and Gin! As soon as she sees where we are she runs right up to their door and starts scratching at the window to get in. It's obvious that Dali loves them and enjoys being here. We have recommended Steve and Gin to several of our friends.
Excellent sitter, great attitude and good with animals. They are friendly and open about visits and their process. House is obviously worked to keep up with animal hair and activity and the sitters are experienced. Yard is well maintained, large, and great for dogs to run and play with a few trees for them to rest under.

Highly recommend this sitter. I was given back a well played dog that was very happy and been sleeping off her play date for a day. Not just pleased with the visit, but grateful for how my pet was cared for and that she was allowed to play.
My dog thinks Gin and Steve are the greatest! If my dog could talk she'd tell you how she likes being spoiled by them. She jumps out of the car when we pull into their driveway as if to say, "Camp! Oh, boy, oh boy." We can have a relaxed vacation knowing our puppy is in the best of hands :)
Teddy jumps out of the car, "tinkles" and runs to the front door. He can't wait for his daycare day to begin. I think he likes it there! I sent him there to get some exercise and play with the other doggies which I sure he did since his girlfriend Dali was also there. However, what does he do? He goes into the kitchen, finds the very big bag of Purina dog chow and drags is out into the middle of the floor, tears it open and dumps out the food so he can eat! Of course, Steve and Gin were monitoring him and thought it was just hilarious! Especially since Teddy is a little bichon and the bag was way bigger than him. So much for exercise and weight control ! But Teddy did tell me he had the most wonderful time and was totally exhausted at 4 pm when he came home!
I cannot say enough about Gin and Steve in regards to their care and love they gave my girl, Saffron furing her stay. They sent me pictures and video each day she was there. I know by thr pics/video, my baby thoroughly enjoyed her time with them and she even met a golden retriever that I do believe that he and her fell 'tails n paws' over each other♡.

I highly recommend Gin and Steve to care for your fur baby overnight or just for the day! I will definitely be using them again! Saffron thanks you and so do I!!
Teddy had a wonderful vacation with Steve and Gin. He was very happy and they treated him very well from what he told me! He wants to go back.
Steve and Gin are the only people we leave our baby with because we know they'll take super good care of her. Our dog just adores them and she starts wagging her tail just as soon as we reach their driveway.
Wonderful, fabulous and peace of mind! Gin and Steve were flexible and could not have been more accommodating to me and my 100 lb Bernese Mountain Dog puppy! He loved the great yard and having fur friends to play with. Will definitely come back!!
Zoe had another wonderful visit with Steve and Gin. When I dropped her off, she pulled to their house in excitment and was thrilled to see them again. Thank you for taking such good care of her!!
Gin and Steve were fabulous sitters for our pup, Spock! They made us feel at ease immediately - it was very apparent that they are big dog lovers - I would highly recommend them, although I hesitate to do so only because I don't want them to be overbooked when we seek their help in the future!
Steve and Gin are Skipper's god-parents. Wonderful caring people. They are the best! Many thanks guys :o)
Had no worry whatsoever. They did an awesome job!
Bailey always comes home happy from Steve & Gin's house. They take great care of her and we truly appreciate it.
Steve and Gin are true dog lovers! The accommodations, the care, and the affection they showed Bailey were all outstanding. Travel is so much easier when we know our dog is being cared for so lovingly. Thanks Steve & Gin, Bailey will be a frequent visitor!
Our 3 girls, Tess, Katie & Sophie love going to see Steve & Gin. They love running in the spacious backyard and get lots of special pets.
We love that Cukor has a home away from home with Steve and Gin! Truly is a dogy-vacay for Cukor when we have to go somewhere that he can't come too. What a relief to know he will be safe and sound with two people who love having him visit!!!

Steve and Gin are the best...more like family than "pet sitters"....
Steve and Gin are like Skipper's godparents! He loves going there and gives and gets a ton of TLC. So happy we found such a great couple to care for Skipper. We highly recommend their services.
Steve and Gin are the warmest, most caring people ! Our dog jumps out of the car when we pull up to their door. We know are puppy is welled looked after and can relax when we go away.
Lovely, caring people we now call friends. AND, the doggie loves them! Tom Knight
Zoe had a wonderful visit with Steve and Gin!! Thank you for taking such good care of her!
Life at home is very boring compared to DogVacay, but Cukor is enjoying helping Bob make dinner! Thanks a bunch for being Cukor's home away from home!!!!
Cukor still has a big grin on his face and can't wait to see you Monday!!! Thanks for giving us peace of mind that our boy has a great home away from home when needed!
We always give Steve & Gin 5 stars. Our dog Dali just loves her time with them. As soon as we turn into their driveway she gets excited. Once we get her out of the car she runs up to their porch to greet them.
Wonderful people! We feel luck to have found them
Sue & Jeremy
Gin & Steve were great with Smoke & Brutis they are like family. The dogs had a great time they took excellent care of the dogs they played outside with the dogs and gave them lots of one on one time. Smoke & Brutis are both big dogs and have very different disposition. I would not take my dogs any place else but to them. I want to thank them again we had a wonderful vacation because we didn't have to worry about our dogs we knew they were in good hands.
Easton Md is lucky to have Steve and Gin open their home to sit for our pets while we are away! Skipper loved his visit and was a super happy dog when he arrived home. We are going away next month too and have already reserved our next stay with Steve and Gin. Really nice people and we highly recommend them... so does Skipper!
Super Sitters! It's so nice to have a day away and know our puppy is well taken care of. We even received photos of their day time romps from Gin and Steve. It would be hard to meet a nicer couple!
Once again Teddy and Lucy loved their Dog Vacation with Steve and Gin. My husband says that the they now start getting excited in the car as he gets closer to their house. Couldn't ask for a better home away from home for the dogs.
We left our Schnoodle with Steve and Gin while we were at Ocean City. Their house is just a couple of minutes off of Route 50. They clearly love dogs and their home sits on a spacious fenced in yard where dogs are free to roam. A terrific place to leave your pet if you are on the way to the beach.
Our dogs were IMMEDIATELY at home with Steve and Gin when we arrived. Steve and Gin are so friendly and warm and are clearly "dog people." Their house is open and welcoming. They have an enormous fenced-in yard. It was such a relief to know that our dogs were in good hands before we headed out for the beach. I was apprehensive when I initially scheduled the stay - we hadn't met Steve and Gin before - but they were absolutely fabulous...and we knew it immediately. Thank you! We will be back!
Three girls loved their stay for 10 days. Steve and Gin are great.
We were so pleased with the care Gin and Steve gave our puppy, Tucker. They were so attentive and patient with our puppy, Tucker. He had plenty of play time and snuggles. We give them a very strong recommendation.
What a wonderful experience! Never used DogVacay before and was pleasantly surprised. Not only are Steve and Gin some of the nicest people we have ever met but they took care of Tilley like she was their own. We received a set of pictures three different times in the week we were away with new toys and colorful bandanas. Apparently the fireworks were too scary for her so Steve and Gin sat with her to calm her down. They even moved their TV so Tilley could snuggle into the corner she was eyeing. I also understand they allowed her to sleep on their bed. We were able to enjoy our time away without a single worry. All I kept thinking was that she wouldn't want to come home because she was being spoiled rotten. Thank you so much Steve and Gin for taking such good care of Tilley.

Barb and Jim
Great stay.........................
Steve and Gin were great! They were very understanding when we had any questions or concerns. Cruz had an awesome time playing in their back yard. He also loved curling up with them to watch tv or just hang out. I think Cruz and Steve really bonded, buds for life!
First time dog vacay users. Our puppy seemed to have a great time! Caregivers were thoughtful and fun. Definitely would use again!
What a great home to send my dogs to. Both my dogs got a lot of love and attention when they spent the night here. My beagle had a yard to sniff around in all day and my little one was spoiled! I highly recommend Steve and Gin and will not hesitate to bring my boys there again!
My husband and I rarely get off work and so decided that for our honeymoon we wanted to go all out and take a 3 week trip. We struggled with what we would do with our two "kids" while we were gone since we did not feel comfortable leaving them with friends or a kennel for that long. Thank goodness we found Dogvacay and Steve and Gin.

From the first meet and greet I knew that steve and Gine would be great. They have an amazing house and huge gated back yard and did not hesitate to make our pups feel at home. It was very evident that steve and gin are dog lovers and instantly understood the little nuances and quirks of our two.

While we rarely had internet service on our trip it was great getting to see picture updates of them and gave my husband and I the reassurance that they were happy and enjoying themselves.

After finding two such wonderful people I do not see how we will ever be able justifying taking the dogs anywhere else when we have to leave. Thank you DogVacay!!
Our dog Gunner is a 12 and a half year old lab who has trouble going up and down steps and recently has been experiencing anxiousness brought on by his advanced age.
In the past, whenever we went out of town, we put Gunner in a kennel, but we found out about Dog Vacay and this time we thought it might be better for him to be in someone's home.
As soon as we met Gin and Steve would knew Gunner would be happy and well-cared for! Gin and Steve are great people and truly love dogs! Because Gunner has trouble going up and down stairs, Gin actually slept downstairs in the living room with Gunner, so that Gunner wouldn't feel alone or scared. Amazing!
When we came the next day to pick up Gunner, he was quite content to remain by Gin's side and was so happy and so relaxed we wondered if he even cared if he came back home with us.
We will definitely use Gin and Steve again!
Thanks so much!!
Jamie and Cary
Steve & Gin were great Smoke had a great time. Smoke is a very large dog and all puppy still. Steve & Gin took good care of him. They sent pictures and updated me and always answer my text I would leave Smoke with them anytime I am so glad I found DogVacay it is so much better then leaving your dog at a kennel.
Thanks again,
Steve and Gin are true dog lovers. I felt comfortable immediately with the way they interacted with my dogs. My girls loved their huge back yard and the tlc they got from them. I wished they lived closer as I can tell my dogs had a great time.
Pai and Belly asked us to say that they had a wonderful time. They would have said it themselves, but typing is a little difficult with paws. They were SO much happier than they have been when they stayed at other places overnight. They have also spent the last two days resting and recovering from so much play time (which is awesome for us).

Steve and Gin have a huge, fenced in back yard that the girls absolutely loved. They were able to play so much during the day, and (according to the pics we got) they were exhausted at night. We were initially nervous to leave our girls with people that we didn't really know, but they put us at ease as soon as we met them. It turned out to be an amazing experience for our pups & a worry-free trip for us.

Steve and Gin posted pictures of the girls almost every day. They also responded quickly to our texts when we were checking in on the girls. We couldn't imagine a better place to leave our kids, and we will be going back soon.
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