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Todd K.

32 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Todd's Resident Pets

Tipper
Mixed Breed
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Copper & Cotton
Poodle
Male
6 yr 11 mo old

Todd's House

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

About Todd

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
In home boarding- In home daycare- Positive reinforcement dog training

ATTENTION: Dog Daycare Needs- I have started dog daycare from my home through DogVacay!! I am only able to take so many dogs per day, but consider the pluses of a professional watching your loving pet from another home instead of a scary, small, caged, warehouse with many barking, confused and anxiety ridden dogs. I recently left a dog daycare position that claims all employees are trained to watch dogs, and I know for a fact (because I worked there for a year) that I was the only one qualified and trained to do it correctly. All I saw was workers squirting dogs in the face with water bottles or water hoses, and yell at them. NOT GOOD! Many of these DDC's don't even have room for your dog to RUN and get his NEEDS MET DAILY! They are crammed into a small area and can develop a ton of anxiety or other bad issues! I've witnessed tons of this for the past 10 years in many different dog daycare businesses. Having your dog in a similar home environment that mimics your home also teaches better, and will still socialize your dog. Daycare dogs do not have to come every day. Once, twice, or up to 5 or 6 days. Up to you. This is only daily, and different than overnight boarding. Get ahold of me here if you want to learn more.

My DogVacay process is always-

1- Start with a "General Inquiry"! Or you can go directly to the "Meet & Greet"
2- Request a "Meet & Greet" in here on my page (I require one before any dog stays with me) It is a 1 time free evaluation
3- After that is done, and we are both on the same page, "Request Reservation". Please don't "Instant Book" before we talk during Holiday times, or if we have never done the "Meet & Greet".

Be sure you are reading and filling out the important details like Up to date on Shots, Spay/Neutered, and of course is your dog Friendly With Other Dogs! These are all very important if all dogs are going to have a positive experience, and enjoy their time while you enjoy yours!


I am a Certified Dog Trainer, and Behaviorist. I studied with a non-profit organization called the Animal Behavior College for 2 years, worked with two mentor trainers, then did my Externship with a dog rescue before graduating. I've worked in many dog daycare facilities (and looked into even more), including opening, developing, and running one of them. I have a great love for dogs, and I know how important it is for pet parents to know their dog is safe. I know how it can be for a dog to enter a strange place or situation. I will take the necessary steps to ensure your dog is comfortable and as happy as possible.

A happy, healthy, confident and exercised dog is a great dog! Many of the current, common beliefs/methods humans have of dog care and boarding are mostly a matter of human convenience, but the caging/kenneling may not be good for the mind of a dog. For example, kenneling an adult dog usually comes with talk about the need to do so, rather than what that action will teach the dog. Pushing a reluctant, fearful dog into a kennel or crate can potentially do mental harm, causing the dog owners and their dog behavior problems later on, and potentially waste your money because your dog is caged half the day, and all night. Understanding individual dogs behaviors and acting accordingly is much more productive and proactive in helping each dog to be a good "pack" member. I am able to help you with this.

There's a reason it's called "puppy" crate training, and it's purpose is to teach the puppy that it's OK to be left alone (separation anxiety), and the other is for potty training. This type of puppy training comes with rules, and shouldn't be done randomly or unstructured. Once a pup has learned and grown, he/she should be naturally integrated into the home and family structure. If the dog likes to go into a crate to get away and rest as an adult, that's fine. Just leave the cage door open. Then it's similar to a dog house, and his/her choice! A caged dog can tend to learn and become neurotic in his/her actions and behaviors. I call it the "Jailbird" syndrome. Positive reinforcement training is a much better way to teach a dog to be a good family member, and it's not very complicated to do after you learn how. There should be a proper order to which a dog will learn things. I can talk more about details in person if someone wishes to know.

I "Confidence Build" dogs in need that I, in-home board, daycare, or train, to help them learn to become more confident and happy. I can also help pet parents understand their own individual dogs behavioral issues if needed. Most all dog daycare/boarding facilities can't or shouldn't say that. I have worked with several large, well known daycares, and I can say that dogs do not get help with any issues or fear problems, and with young, ill-trained workers incorrectly scolding dogs, it actually makes issues worse for the dog and you! Squirt bottles are overused, and incorrectly used in many dog daycare businesses, and should be a big issue to watch for. Also watch out for businesses that claim to have "Dog Trainers", but are very limited in their knowledge! Most of the time they basically want to sell you their food, treats, or package deals, and these so called "trainers" can't train anywhere else but at that business. Mixed signals causing confusion to your dog by workers is usually another constant, and a dog can definitely learn some bad behaviors from "naughty" dogs while at these facilities. I will tell you the TRUTH, not just what you want to hear so you come back. I will also help you to change bad behaviors instead of consistently making them worse.

A "meet & greet" is always needed before having any dogs stay together, or that are entering into a new situation. I am not able to in-home board any dogs that are vicious, attack, fight, or bite! I have three neutered male dogs, and all dogs have to be safe! I can help train, but this is a different situation all together. I will need your detailed information about your dogs needs before hand. Fresh water is always available, and in multiple locations.

Another very important thing to know is- Most dogs need a place they can run and play daily to get their needs met! Many dog daycare businesses just don't have adequate space for this. Outdoor playtime is a must for most young/healthy dogs. My backyard is more than acceptable for this. If your dog is older and doesn't get around well, I can accommodate them too.

Please don't hesitate to write or call to ask me any questions you have. I can honestly say that I truly care about the health (mind & body) and happiness of all dogs, and I will do all I can if you choose me to help you and your dog(s).

In-home boarding- In-home daycare- Training available
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Todd K.

32 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Todd's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Todd's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Training
$30 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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32 Reviews
I am so happy I chose Todd to watch our dog Olive. He was very quick to respond to any question I had. It was comforting knowing I left my dog with someone who knows a lot about dogs. She came home a happy and tired pup! I will definitely be using Todd again when I am out of town!
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I have been taking Jessica to Todd's house for over 3 months, now. My experience is that Todd understands dogs, intimately. And, his care of a number of dogs has provided Jessica ample opportunity for her to socialize with other dogs -- that is, to be a dog. I am happy to have Jessica stay with Todd and the pack of dogs that he "cares" for as this care shows. When Jessica comes back after spending a couple of days with the pack, I believe her experience allows her to be more calm and responsive to me. Thanks, Todd!!
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Todd is very professional. My wife and I highly recommend his services.
Todd was great! He sent pictures and let me know how my dogs were doing every day.
Very knowledgeable and caring. Will use again.
Todd did a great job! Highly recommended!
Todd has always been great to my pup!
Todd is great! Our puppy Tyson loves going to daycare and he makes new friends every time. Todd is great at keeping us updated with mid day updates and picture.
Excellent. Quinoa loves to go with Todd. She makes new frIend every time. Todd kept me inform during the day and sent me pictures as well.
Sophie had a great time staying with Todd. She came home happy and exhausted!
Our pup really enjoyed her stay with Todd. He takes great care of the animals and is a big believer in positive reinforcement. He gives lots of feedback about the stay and kept us up to date with daily photos. Will definitely stay again!
Gracie had a great time this week. She was with Todd for daycare Monday- Friday and was happy to go back each day. As a 5 month old she needs this socialization and has learned a lot this week fro Todd and the other dogs. Thanks Todd!
Todd was excellent, and continues to be excellent, with our french bulldog puppy. He was able to handle our puppy and several other dogs - old, young, big, and small - at one time. He has great knowledge of dogs and treats them very well. He is very flexible with when you need to drop off and pick up. About the third time we went to Todd's, our puppy just eagerly ran right into his home when he opened the door! We wanted to socialize our puppy, as well as give him the opportunity to play off some energy, and bringing him to Todd's does exactly that. He keeps a close eye on every dog, and uses careful judgement about how and which dogs can play - he is able to separate dogs if needed, while giving everyone adequate time for play. For example, he was able to manage two mastiffs and our puppy and other dogs without problems. Our puppy comes home fed, and tired from a good day of play! We have also noticed a positive difference in how our puppy is interacting around other dogs, which is great. We highly recommend Todd, and continue to use his services regularly.
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Our dog came home so happy and well-behaved. I reccommend Todd very highly and I'm going to try his wonderful daycare service next, to save the puppy from a boring and lonely weekend. Thanks for going the extra mile, and training and enjoying your dog vacationers!
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Kubrick loved staying at Todd’s! When we picked him up after a few days of boarding, he was happily playing with his new canine friends. And when we got him home that morning, he was so exhausted after all of his play-time that he slept for the rest of the day (a very good sign!). We received daily photos and updates via text message which we really appreciated. Todd has extensive knowledge of dogs which made our choice to board with him that much easier. His home is very dog friendly and he has a fully fenced yard which was a must for our husky mix. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and we will definitely be using him in the future!
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Thank you Todd for taking care of chance.And he says thank you to
Jessie LOVES going to see Todd and the other dogs at Daycare. I am so happy to have found him, I feel that my dog is well taken care of and I even get some pictures of Jessie at play. Dana
I've been taking my dog to day care at Todd's home and he has done a great job with him! I have nothing but positive things to say. My dog is a rescue and has a couple of quirks and Todd knows how to handle him. He is very knowledgeable about all things to do with dogs and will give you suggestions if you ask! My dog always comes home content and tired! I highly recommend Todd!
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Todd is an experienced and knowledgeable pet sitter. I recently used his services for an overnight with my dog Jake and I felt very comfortable leaving him with Todd and his four-legged crew. This was my first experience using DogVacay and I am very pleased with Todd and his level of professionalism. I won't hesitate to use him again.
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Very knowledgeable about dogs. Kind hearted. Cheyenne loves to go to daycare.
Todd was great caring for Jake and Charlie. He was very caring and loving with the boys and was a perfect sitter for Charlie, who has a bad case of separation anxiety and needs to constantly have a human around. Charlie also hates thunder and fireworks, is almost 12 and has some arthritis which requires meds. Todd was steadfast in making sure Charlie was comfortable and had a safe place when the fireworks began. Todd's knowledge and love of dogs along with regular daily photos/videos and updates made us feel very comfortable that the boys were being well cared for. We will definitely call upon Todd anytime the need arises. Thanks Todd!
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Absolutely wonderful service and I would use his service over again! Very knowledgable about dogs and their behavior which made me more comfortable with Semtex staying there and I was not disappointed. Recommending him to everyone I know!
Todd did a great job, he went above and beyond our expectations!
My Great Pyrenees mix, Jesse, stayed with Todd for eight days. He's only 2, and had never been away from home. I rescued him as a very sick little pup, so you can imagine our bond. I could not take him on my trip to visit family, and feared the impact of leaving him in a traditional kennel situation. He is accustomed to lots of attention - he's a part of our family! I was so grateful when I came upon Dogvacay, and once I read Todd's reviews I felt he would be perfect, and the meet and greet soothed my fears. His home is clean and safe, the yard is ample and partially shaded. He gives every dog personal attention, but you also get the benefit of his knowledge and training as a behaviorist - and it's all positive encouragement. Todd does not walk the dogs, which I was a little worried about because I walk Jesse 3 miles several times a week, but they get tons of exercise running around with each other and playing ball. Jesse was tired when he returned home, but very content. He was bored in the yard and although I threw the ball for him, he really wanted me to chase him (like his buddies)! I actually think he missed Todd and his friends. I love that I now have a place to take Jesse when I am forced to leave him, and he does not have to suffer. I am certain he will even be excited to see Todd next time.
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So grateful to have found Todd for my dog's home away from home. He is so knowlegable about dogs and I could tell my Boo felt at home even at the initial meet and greet. Todd sent photos every day and occasionally s video so we'd know he was doing well. I'd give 10 stars if I could and will absolutely use Todd next time we need a dogsitter.
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Todd was the perfect sitter for the weekend! One of our dogs gets very fearful around new people, and Todd not only handled him well but also gave us lots of tips to help us with his training. He also accommodated our dog who has a hurt shoulder and needed to be limited on play. Todd really knows what he's talking about and really cares about your pets.
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Todd is a very dedicated and passionate dog lover. You can be sure that your dog will be well cared for!
Todd is great! He sent me pics every day & made sure I knew my elderly on meds dog was doing well. Todd has a dog friendly home & Bobo was very happy there. I would definitely ask Todd to dog sit in the future & highly recommend him!
It's obvious that Todd really cares about dogs and was attentive to every detail about Chaco's needs. Updates and pictures (even a video) were provided every day and Chaco was well taken care of during her stay. I would entrust Todd with her again should teh need arise!
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Todd was wonderful with our dog and never failed to send us an update and picture every day. I would definitely use Todd again. It was clear that the dogs under his supervision were watched over carefully and taken great care of while we were out of town.
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Todd did a great job with our two dogs. He clearly knows what he's doing and provided great care, supervision, and training. The dogs were exhausted when we picked them up after having 4-days of fun at his home!
Great guy. Trains dogs so he knows what he's doing. Gives them a lot of play time in his backyard. Sends updates and photos, can tell he genuinely cares about your dog. Will go back again.
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