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Antoine D.

65 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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

Antoine's Resident Pets

Melo
Mixed Breed
Male
8 yr 1 mo old

Antoine's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Antoine

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Pups R Us Daycare & Boarding!

My name is Antoine. I have 7+ years of experience handling and caring for dogs, including basic obedience training. I love dogs and treat each as if they were my own. I am constantly keeping myself educated with dog behavior and training. I have a Maltipoo, Melo, who is very friendly, loving, and a joy to be around. We have animal hospitals close by and emergency hospitals within 7 miles of our home. I understand how unsettling it can be to leave your beloved pups when you go on vacation, so when you leave your four-legged best friend with me, you will have the comfort of knowing that he/she is in responsible, loving, and caring hands.

DOGS ACCEPTED

I accept small to medium size dogs (up to 40 lbs max). Dogs must be up-to-date with all shots/vaccines, flea medications, neutered/spayed, and must be housebroken and crate trained.

For their safety, pups are crated at night when it’s time to sleep and during other client meet-and-greets/drop offs/pick ups.

ACTIVITIES

All dogs will be walked 2-3 times a day (weather permitting) for at least 30 minutes each walk, fed as needed, and provided with fun activities to keep them active and happy. We have a beautiful greenbelt right behind the house where there is plenty of space for dogs to roam and play, and also a small enclosed yard for additional exercise. I also provide an enclosed area for them to sleep when it is time for a nap or rest.


Please note the overnight rate applies to a 24-hour or less period. Daycare rate will apply if stay is longer (such as morning drop-off with afternoon/evening pick-up).

An additional $5 per day/night per dog will apply to pups under 2 years of age and to holiday bookings (weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s)


While I do accept last-minute bookings for my existing/previous clients, I do require a meet-and-greet prior to the first booking for all first-time clients. This is to get to know each other better and to ensure a good fit!

You can check the calendar for my availability, and please feel free to message me even if my calendar indicates I am booked. I am flexible and will do my best to accommodate you if possible!

If you have any questions and/or would like to set up a meet-and-greet, please contact me.

I look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family member. Thank you for considering us!
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Antoine D.

65 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 16, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Antoine's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Antoine's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
65 Reviews
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly and Murphy to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
We send Dolly to stay with Antoine often! He is always so accommodating, especially when I book last minute! He takes great care of Dolly and sends updates daily.
Thank you Antoine for loving and caring for our golden doodle like he is your own. We are at ease knowing that Herbie is well taken care of whether he is visiting for the day or week. Herbie is very happy to hang out with Melo and other guests.
Thanks also for being flexible.
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Jack has a great time when he stays with Antoine and Mello! I know he's treated well by the way he runs up to the door when we drop him off. I love that Jack gets to go for walks and to play with other doggies while we're away. He comes home very happy and happily tired!
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We loved having you watch jemma, thank you Antoine!!
I was out of contact, but Nikita seemed fine and happy upon pick up. No problems at all
Antoine is the best and my dog loves Mello! I always tell people that my pup is at her "boyfriend's house"! Wouldn't use any other sitter for my baby girl!
Crosby spent three nights at Antoine's and seemed happy and exhausted when we picked him up. Thank you again Antoine for taking such great care of Crosby. See you again soon.
Charlie had a great time staying with Antoine and Melo. He was very well cared for and happy to be there. It's like a doggie B&B! We will certainly book with Antoine again.
I cannot recommend Antoine enough. Of course one wants good quality care for their dog ( exercise, play time and food, etc) but my pooch gets excited in front of his house and runs to him. I think that says it all. Simply superior care in every aspect!
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Antoine is absolutely the best dog sitter we have ever had. Our little chihuahua Lollipop adores him. When Lollipop recognizes where she is when we exit the car, she starts whining with excitement. She squirms and whines and literally throws herself into Antoine's arms at the door! That is the perfect testimonial in my mind. I used to always dread leaving Lollipop when we went out of town, but now that we know she is having such a fun vacation herself it is much much easier!
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Antoine is the best ! ! ! He has a very nice, spotless home and is located adjacent to a large greenbelt area with several paved paths that he walks the dogs on. He's so accommodating - always tries to make sure to be available when I need him.

Thank you, Antoine
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Once again Antoine has done an amazing job with our little Paco. When I showed up at his door to drop Paco off he was excited and couldn't wait to get in. Mellow is always a joy to see and I still get my daily Paco update with his pictures and video's. Could not be any happier.
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This was the second time our dog Holly stayed with Antoine. Just like last time we got a lot of pictures and videos so we could see that she was having a good time. Our dog has a lot of energy but Antoine makes sure she gets her energy out by playing and going on walks. Antoine is very conscientious and likes to share his knowledge on dog behavior!
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I was so impressed with Antoine!! He send at least 2-3 pictures or video's a day of Paco and that put me at so much ease just knowing the attention my little guy was getting. I loved the meet and greet option that he had. We were never rushed and he let me take my time with showing Paco around his home and yard. Every time we had a family trip planned I always worried about what I would do with my little guy and I am so at ease now knowing that Antoine is here to help and Paco is in good hands. Can't wait for our next trip. Thanks again Antoine you are awsome
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Our dog loves to go to Antoine's, and always comes home happy and tired from all the play time. Antoine is really attentive and on top of things. He sends lots of pictures, and from the questions and comments he makes, it's clear our dog is in great hands. Highly recommended.
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Crosby just spent two weeks with Antoine while we were on vacation. It was hard to leave Crosby for so long but we were confident he would be well cared for and he was. We loved and enjoyed daily pictures and/or videos of Crosby's stay which was really fun and helped us know he was doing great. Thank you Antoine for loving and caring for our sweet pug while we were away!!
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Antoine was a wonderful host. Cooper enjoyed is stay very much. We will definitly use Antoine again.
Polo stayed with Antoine & Melo for the 2nd time.on Valentine's Day. Although Polo was nervous at first, he adapted really well, loved walking while in Antoine's care! We will definitely continue to leave Polo with Antoine - Thank you!
Another great visit to Antoine and Melo! My pup is always happy and healthy when she visits and I get a nice stress-free trip knowing that she is well taken care of!
We went on a trip to Anaheim to run a half marathon and dropped Dolly off at her usual spot—Antoine's! He never fails to send daily updates whether it be photos or videos. Dolly always has such a great time. I trust that she is always well-taken care of by Antoine.
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We were headed to Las Vegas for a family reunion and Antoine took in Dolly no problem. I believe it was quite hot so he was conscious of when he would walk the dogs, which I appreciated. Always appreciate the daily updates with photos and/or videos. Also love how flexible he is in terms of drop-off and pick-up times.
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My cousin and I left our dogs with Antoine overnight because we were going to an all-day event. Our dogs got along so well with Melo and the other dogs. Even though it was a short stay, Antoine still sent us updates of how the dogs were doing! We picked them up tired and well-spent!
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Absolutely appreciate that Antoine tries to train Dolly while she is there. I feel as if every time she returns home, she is that much better of a dog. Sometimes when he takes photos of Dolly with the other dogs, they're all patiently sitting and posing for him with their leashes hanging loose. It sounds scary to think that he sometimes walks Dolly without a leash, but he keeps the leash on and is quick to step on it if she tries to bolt. I completely trust Dolly with him and wouldn't hesitate continuing to take her there!
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I believe I had an all-day class and had to leave extremely early in the morning and wouldn't be returning until the evening since I would be driving with traffic. I didn't want to leave Dolly home alone, so opted to drop her off with Antoine and Melo for the day. Makes me feel more at ease that she's not home alone, but instead has company for the day!
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Our first choice is to always take Dolly to Antoine! I'm so happy that his calendars are filling up more because he is an amazing host, but at the same time sad that people are finding out how awesome he is! He's a great host and never fails to make Dolly's visit great! He makes it stress-free for me and is sending regular updates via text whether it be a photo or video. Love being able to see my dog everyday even if it isn't in person.
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Antoine is always so accommodating. If things change in terms of drop-off time or pick-up time, he always works with us to find out what will work best for both him and me. Very good communication!
My husband and I travel to San Diego every summer and Antoine kindly watched Dolly while we were on vacation. He sent us updates, twice on a daily basis, and kept an open line of communication. He is always very quick to respond and we are never left hanging wondering when we will hear from him! Always such a great host!
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We went away for a mini getaway to San Francisco and Antoine graciously took in Dolly for us! He always welcomes her and she loves going there.
We always take Dolly to Antoine and he always does such a great job! He sends photo and video updates twice a day to keep us updated. Dolly comes hope happy and tired from all the socializing and playing she gets with him and the other dogs! We honestly never take her to anyone else!
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We always take Dolly to Antoine and he always does such a great job! He sends photo and video updates twice a day to keep us updated. Dolly comes hope happy and tired from all the socializing and playing she gets with him and the other dogs! We honestly never take her to anyone else!
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We always take Dolly to Antoine and he always does such a great job! He sends photo and video updates twice a day to keep us updated. Dolly comes hope happy and tired from all the socializing and playing she gets with him and the other dogs! We honestly never take her to anyone else!
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If you're like us, you dog is family! Kennels are not an option since we have found this service! Antoine was wonderful! He treated our dog, Spunky, like he was one of his own. He sent updates and pictures.
When we picked up Crosby from Antoine's he was happy and healthy and that is our best gauge of how well he was cared for. Thank you Antoine for taking such great care of Crosby. He's looking forward to his vacation with you in a little over a month!
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As always, Antoine is the best dog sitter I've ever found in my pup's 6 years. I never have to worry about her well being or the amount of attention she's getting! She is always healthy, happy and well behaved under his care and his other boarding dogs are well controlled and happy too! She gets a vacation and I get piece of mind!
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Antoine took such special care of our pug Crosby. When we picked Crosby up, he was happy and healthy and excited to see us. We enjoyed text messages and pictures/videos while we were away which we enjoyed. We will definitely use Antoine again for future trips and know that Crosby will be safe and well taken care of. Thank you Antoine!!
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Polo had a warm welcome from Antoine & Mello! Although it was a short notice, Antoine was flexible and considerate to take Polo in for a first visit. Polo has never been with another family so he was nervous but Antoine understood his feelings.

Thank you so much for taking care of our baby. We will surely come back for a longer period of stay.
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Antoine is a great dog care person. He obviously knows dogs, their diets, and their habits. Our Tasha seem to enjoy her stay with Antoine and Mella. We left Tasha for a week and Antoine kept us informed each day with pictures.
Antoine was great and took good care of Cody. Cody seemed to have enjoyed his stay. Antoine even sent some text pictures of Cody to me while I was gone. If I need someone to take care of my pooch again, I would definitely see if Antoine is available. Thanks again Antoine!
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As always Antoine and Melo were the perfect hosts! Even when my girl has special needs or is extra hyper or she doesn't immediately agree with the other boarders, Antoine always takes charge right away and never shows any hesitation!! Now my girl gets super excited when we pull into his neighborhood and she excitedly runs up to the door when I drop her off! She always in a great, healthy mood when I pick her up and I always know I've made the right decision in boarding with Antoine! I always get prompt response and he even makes accommodations for last minute reservations! Already looking forward to our next visit!
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As always, Antoine has been amazing! This time around, he took care of not only Dolly, but my cousin's dog, Murphy, as well. They had such a great time, as always, and they always come home tired! They are always more calm and well-behaved and rested when we pick them up. There's nobody else that I would want to take my dog to in order to be watched. Antoine is simply the best!
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Antoine is great. He graciously scheduled a pre-meet with my dogs so it was convenient for my schedule. He immediately put me at ease because my guys get anxious around people they don't know and my youngest acted as if he had been there before and showed no signs of nervousness. My oldest was a bit standoffish but Antoine didn't bat an eye and told me he'd be fine. When they were dropped off, Antoine sent me pictures both days and even a short video of my guys! Just knowing my guys were okay put my mind at ease mad we were very grateful for that. When I picked up my dogs, they were happy and they even seemed a bit calmer than normal. I definitely recommend Antoine. I wouldn't hesitate to bring my dogs back to him. Meelo is an added bonus! He is a sweetheart and such a friendly dog. If you need someone to love and treat your babies well while you're out of town, definitely call Antoine!
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We had our Gracie stay with Antoine on two separate overnight stays...so far. We were so anxious to leave her with the most attentive sitter, we visited 7 before deciding on Antoine. Besides his caring ways, he had the most safe home and we were able to schedule with him very easily. Thanks Antione! I'm sure we'll be back. Karen.
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Thank you, Antoine, for watching Sunny and Max! They both came home happy and healthy! Hope to see you again! Thank you, Patty K.
Antoine responded very quickly and efficiently to my request. I appreciate Antoine's flexibility and he picked up Penny from my home to care for Penny during the day. Thank you Antoine...You're the Best Pet Sitter!!!
Bella enjoyed her stay with Antoine. Antoine was very professional and nice. He sent us pictures and videos of Bella while we were away, which was very comforting to me!
Bailey and Mocha always enjoy their stay at Antoine's house. Unfortunately, Mocha got sick half way through our vacation. Antoine brought her into the emergency veterinary hospital and she had to be hospitalized for 3 days.Antoine was very diligent in calling and texting me with updates on her condition. He called the hospital numerous times to check on her and was very concerned with her health. He picked her up after she was discharged from the hospital and medicated her. He was very relieved and happy, as we were, that she recovered her health. Antoine dealt with a very stressful situation responsibly and with compassion.
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Penny loves going to Antoine's home. Antoine is such a positive influence on Penny's behavior. Penny is such a happy dog and I enjoy seeing videos of Penny playing with Antoine's dog, Melo. My family is at ease knowing Penny is so well taken care of by Antoine.
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Once again Antoine and Melo were great hosts to my girl. I'm always amazed at how well behaved she is when I pick her up! I don't even think twice about what sitter to use anymore, it's the perfect stress-free choice!
Antoine was the perfect sitter! I felt so at ease with my girl being in his care and it showed when I went to pick her up! She didn't want to leave! He sent lots of pictures and videos and was in constant text communication. He followed all of my instructions and kept her on a great schedule and she behaved better for him than I could have ever asked! I can't wait to sent her for her next visit!
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This was our second visit with Antoine. Our dogs remembered his house and were so excited to see him and Melo again. Antoine sets up a routine for them that they do well with: twice daily walks and time to relax and play. Antoine is also very responsive and flexible. He always answers my texts promptly and is willing to accommodate my schedule. We will definitely use Antoine for our upcoming summer vacation plans.
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I made this reservation last minute because I had a class that I had to attend for an entire day and I didn't want our dog to be home alone. She gets separation anxiety, so she would've been cooped up in our laundry room for a good 12 hours!

Luckily, Antoine took Dolly in and even let us drop her off early in the morning! We made sure that it was ok with him and if it wasn't, we would've dropped her off the night before. I'm pretty sure we woke him up, but he was very nice about it.

This is my third review, so please see my other ones. To sum it up, we trust Antoine with Dolly! We love having him watch her because she always has a great time with Melo and gets to socialize with another dog since she is our only one.
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Every time we leave our Dolly with Antoine and Melo, she comes back tired and happy! She also is much more obedient when we pick her up because Antoine always works on her behavior!

She usually barks when our doorbell rings, but the couple times we picked her up from Antoine's and rang the doorbell, not a peep! Antoine keeps her well-behaved and we trust him with our dog. We never hesitate leaving Dolly with them.
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Once again, Antoine gave my dog, Parker TLC. Wouldn't think of using anyone else after knowing Antoine - He is a great person, taught Parker some new things, has a beautiful, spotless home, lives adjacent to a beautiful park that is dog friendly. I think Parker is in love with his darling Melo.

Thank you so much, Antoine.
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Antoine was very friendly and accomodating to our schedule and our dogs needs. He was able to learn each dog's personality and behavior quickly and react to their specific needs. Antoine welcomed them into his home whole heartedly, exercised them, and gave them some much needed obedience training. He sent us pictures of them while we were on our trip which lessened the separation anxiety. He is conveniently located in Danville.
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Antoine was fabulous ! ! ! When I picked up my dog, he acted like he was sad to leave, because he had had so much fun. Antoine's house is so clean, he took my dog for walks in a huge open area adjacent to his home. He fed Parker exactly as I requested - I was just so very pleased, and will definitely would not hesitate to very highly recommend him.
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I periodically search DogVacay for hosts since the first two times I've used the service (and loved it!), I had to take my dog 2-3 towns away. Luckily, I found Antoine and Melo! They're a short 10 minute drive for my own home and conveniently located in my town. Our initial meet-n-greet went extremely well, so I was glad to have them as a potential host for when I needed a place for Dolly. When I had to go out-of-town last minute, I reserved a stay for my dog with Antoine and it went great! She gets along so well with Melo, already, and she had a great time! Antoine is extremely knowledgeable and takes great care of not only his dog, but others as well. When I picked her up, he was on his way out for a walk, so I joined them. He taught me a few things about training my dog more, and I really appreciated that! I look forward to taking Dolly over there for her next vacay!
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