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Chuck D.

44 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Chuck's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
7 yr 1 mo old
Mixed Breed
9 yr 4 mo old
8 yr 0 mo old

Chuck's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Chuck

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there and thanks for visiting me.

I've lost 2 of my own dogs this year and it's been tough. Max was a little rescue who died at the age of 15. Nicky was a Wire Fox Terrier that I've had since he was a pup. He just crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 18 years and 7 months. There is an empty space in my heart.

I now have 2 little rescue muttleys: Shelby has been with me for almost 2 years. She's a sweetie but I call her Miss Barksalot because she loves to hear herself whenever another dog comes to visit. My new rescue is Perry. He just loves to be petted and tickled. Just the sweetest little dog ever and rescued just in the nick of time. These two enjoy sharing the bed with me.

I've been fortunate to have had dogs all my life and I sincerely love all animals. For that reason, I do limit the number of dogs that I have visit at one time. Additionally, very young puppies are a bit too challenging for my older doggies. If I feel that I cannot give your dogs the love and attention they need, I will tell you so that you can find an alternative. I have a warm, cozy,clean and small home with a large fenced back yard. I offer a home-like boarding experience for your pups complete with unlimited snuggles and belly-scratches. Often, the furry ones leave me with very little room to sleep at bedtime! Since I am retired, I can offer your pet 24 hour companionship and complete safety. If you're interested in this type of service, please leave me a message. I promise to contact you within 24 hours.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Chuck D.

44 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 7, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chuck's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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 Chuck's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
44 Reviews
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Chuck. We met beforehand and he was very flexible in meeting. He showed me around his home a bit. He supplied references when asked and his references spoke highly of him and the care he gave to their special needs dogs. Our trip was unexpectently cancelled and he offered to request a refund to DogVacay for us. Our dog was happy and healthy when she same home.

He owns 2 small rescue dogs that are quite vocal and 1 of them wasn't overly happy to see our dog. He assured me that the dogs would figure it out. He was equipped to keep them separated if necessary.

Chuck made Bella feel very welcome in his home and I'm grateful that he took such good care of our fury friend.
Chuck was awesome! Five stars are too few for how great he was with our dog. She seemed right at home and was relaxed and stress free when we came to pick her up. We will definitely use Chuck again.
Great experience for Mulligan. Chuck always is a pleasure to work with.
Chuck was so great with our Lab Dakota! Our pup can be a bit on the shy side but he warmed right up to him. We received pictures and updates on how our pup was doing as well. We've already planned to have him go back for a week in October while we're on vacation.
Chuck was AMAZING! He watched our baby, Dublin, for 4 days and once overnight. Our baby has anxiety issues and when he stayed over night he didn't let Chuck sleep much but Chuck didn't mind at all. He took care of all Dublin's needs and treated him like Dublin was his own. He was understanding with our schedule and needs of different times with drop off and pick up. If we ever stop into Minnesota again we will use Chuck again and again. Chuck was the smartest option we could have used while visiting Minnesota.
This was our second stay with Chuck... he's the best! Ivy is always wary of new people and places, but she warmed up to Chuck, and in fact when we went back to his house to pick up something we forgot, she got all excited when we pulled in the driveway.
My dog Charlie seems to have a good weekend with Chuck and his guests. He wasn't in any hurry to leave. I had to coax him in the car. :)
Chuck was great!
Chuck is great with Mulligan. Such a caring person. I have confidence that Chuck will take good care for my pet.
Chuck is a very nice man who clearly loves dogs! He was accommodating in that he was willing to care for my 12 week old puppy. I feel as though Chucks place is definitely like going to "grandpa's house" as the dogs while there have no schedule. I think that is perfectly fine for an older dog, but if you have a puppy, a provider that is more oriented toward one on one care with regular potty breaks and walks outside would be a better fit. I say this bc there was clearly some regression with her potty training after her stay.
Chuck was such a nice person and I felt comfortable leaving my dog Mulligan (Buddy). I could tell right away that Chuck loves and cares alot for animals. Looking forward to the next visit.
I wouldn't with anyone else. Chuck is so kind, compassionate and honest. I travel worry free knowing my dogs are in good hands!! Megan
This was our first experience with DogVacay and we would have our dogs stay with Chuck again.
Thanks Chuck!! Kaylee and Buddy love coming to your home! I know they are in the best care with you! See you soon!
We are happy repeat doggie guests and so glad that Chuck was available for our trip to Minnesota. We feel that our 3 dogs are safe and well cared for at "Grandpa Chuck's" house...a real dog lover!
Lily's third stay at Chuck's…we have definitely found Lily's home away from home when she can't travel with us. Thank you, Chuck!
This was Lily's 2nd stay with Chuck. Again, we were very impressed. She needed medication and drops / salve applied to her eye. Chuck was more than willing to dispense the medications. Unfortunately, Lily is afraid of thunderstorms, and it was storming the night she was at Chuck's. From the sound of it, Chuck was very patient and held her throughout the storm until she calmed down. Thank you, Chuck. Lily will be back!
Grandpa Chuck gave our 6 1/2 pound poodle a loving and secure home while she was with him for 10 days. When Lily first met Grandpa Chuck, she was of course a bit wary since she had never met him before. Being a poodle, and not food motivated, she refused to eat for almost 2 days. But Grandpa Chuck was with her all the way ---encouraging her and helping her to build confidence. He had her eating again in no time.He gave her daily snuggles and she even got to barrel down underneath the blankets of his bed to sleep at night to help her feel more secure and safe. As far as I'm concerned, Grandpa Chuck's place is a first-class hotel stay--- a home filled with lots of love for my little poodle-girl! We are so glad we found him and would definitely use him again when we travel. He is the best!!!
chuck was great would use him again if in the area again
As always ... My dogs were very happy at Chuck's!! He is so good with them, and it's nice to pick up happy dogs!! :-)
Chuck took great care of our Lucy for the weekend! He was great about communicating with us and sending little updates each day. Lucy had a great time!
This was Lily's first stay with Chuck, and we were so happy with the care she received. She did not seem stressed out / anxious when we picked her up as has been the case when we have left her with other caretakers and appreciated the updates Chuck provided throughout the weekend. We definitely recommend Chuck and have already requested another stay for Lily.
This was Bosco's second stay with Chuck and he was spoiled during his stay with Chuck. Our baby is on a special diet and meds and Chuck had no problem with giving them to him. We highly recommend Chuck!
Kaylee and Buddy's stay with Chuck was Great!! It is obvious he loves dogs! He is so patient and caring! It's like my dogs are on vacation and I don't feel guilty!
We left our two Maltese dogs with chuck for 7 days. First of all, he was very accommodating setting up the "meet and greet". I had to cancel our first meeting and he scheduled a second one the very next day.
Also, his house was perfect for our two little dogs. No stairs and it is cozy enough that my dogs didn't feel overwhelmed.
His two dogs are very mellow and great with other dogs. My dogs are on the shy side and they ended up playing together. And you can tell Chuck is someone who loves dogs. He is a no-fuss-you-get-what-you-see kind of person that will take care of your dogs as part of the family. My dogs were sleeping on his bed the very first day.
We have finally found the "host" for our dogs.
Chuck is the best! We left our baby for two nights and Chuck spoiled him rotten. Our baby is a senior dog who has some health issues, is on a special diet, has to be given meds, and Chuck had no problem with any of it. He truly loves all his clients that come to stay with him, and he makes the owners feel at ease too because he touches base daily to let you know how your baby is doing. We definitely will use Chuck again and recommend him highly.
Another Wonderful visit with Chuck!! Kaylee and Buddy love spending time in his home!! Happy dogs!
Chuck did an awesome job, Annie is always so happy when she stays at Chuck's
This was Riley's first time being left with a dog sitter. And we are very pleased with the superb treatment Chuck gave to our dog. Chuck kept us updated on how he was doing as we were out of town. And when we picked Riley up, he was happy as ever. We will certainly use Chuck again. He took great care of our pooch!
As always .... Chuck is the best dog sitter! My two dogs love going to his home!
As always .... Chuck is a great caretaker for my dogs!! He provides a safe and secure environment, and my dogs always seem happy! :-) I highly recommend Chuck!
Chuck did a great job with Annie, she was well cared for once again. Thanks Chuck
Chuck could not have been more awesome!! We just moved to the area & were nervous about leaving our furry kids with anyone. Chuck put us at ease from the very beginning & we were not worried in the least. He also kept us up to date regularly with pictures & comments on how our babies were doing. Chuck is also very flexible about drop off & pick up. It is clear that Chuck loves animals & loves caring for them. We will definitely call on Chuck the next time we need a dog sitter.
As always .... Chuck did a great job watching my dogs!! He's the go to guy! It's nice to know they are in a safe environment and happy!
Chuck was warm and receptive to my two dogs, one very old, deaf and prone to peeing accidents, the other rambunctious and nervous. He welcomed them (and me) like old friends, and when I picked them up the next day both dogs were happy and relaxed, clearly they felt at home and safe with Chuck, and his two very elderly furry pals. The bonus was that Chuck's house is walking distance from where I am staying.
Chuck was a wonderful Puppy Grandpa for Daisy! He was responsive, flexible, kind and friendly -- everything you could ask for. We'll definitely be back!
Chuck is a Gem! I have one dog that is very old and one with challenges. Chuck was so good with them! You can tell that he loves dogs! When I picked up my dogs they were so relaxed and happy! Chuck's home is like a dog retreat! :-)
Annie was well taken care of , Chuck did a great job. He always sends us an update during her stay and puts any worries we have to rest.
Chuck was great with our pug, who can be quite a hanful at times. I felt safe leaving Tommy with him. I truly feel that he does dogvacay because of his love for dogs and not for the money.
Chuck did a great job watching our dog Annie .He cared for our dog like it was his own, we were afraid Annie wouldn't want to come home. We would be happy to have Chuck watch her again in the future. The Woychicks
Chuck has cared for our dogs on three occasions now. He has been easy to reach and tp communicate with. I feel particularly at ease with his care of our 12 year tripod with mobility issues. He is willing to go the extra mile to listen to the tips on how to care for Mojo. He gives him medication and helps support him during bathroom time- things that other care people have been less comfortable doing. He has a fenced in back yard which allows the dogs to hang out outside which they love to do. Since he is retired, he is more available during the day which provides nice companionship with the dogs. We will continue to use Chuck for both of our dogs.
I recently had to be out of town for work for two weeks and did not want to have to put my two big dogs into a boarding kennel for that time. I did a "google" search for dog sitters in Mound and I found Chuck on DogVacay.com. He lives less than a mile from me and agreed to check on them twice a day for me while I was gone. They have a pretty good setup in the garage with a doggie door access to an outdoor fenced in area. Chuck came in the morning, fed and watered them and opened the doggie door for them. In the evening, he would come by again and make sure they were in the garage and close the doggie door for the evening. He sent me texts and pictures to let me know that everything was good with the boys. When I got home, I was very impressed to see that the garage and outdoor area were clear of any "doggie messes". I really like the DogVacay.com system for payment and it is comforting to know that they are insured and provide customer service if needed.
Thank you Chuck for the excellent care that you provided for my dogs!
Chuck was fantastic with our 3, yes, 3 dogs. I felt that they were perfectly safe and well protected in his care. Two of our dogs have orthopedic disabilities and medical needs which Chuck seemed very comfortable in dealing with. They all had a special diet and unique needs. Although I am a very "picky & overly protective" dog momma, I would certainly book with him again!
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