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Norm N.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 13 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Norm's House

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About Norm

Additional Terms: Please note:

1. We do not accept hosting for single night stays preferring long weekends - 3 days or more. We have our maid thoroughly clean our home after each pet hosting to remove dog smells to avoid urine ("marking their boundaries") issues - the cost to clean exceeds the net proceeds to us for a single night’s stay.

2. We do not accept pets with potential incontinence issues - puppies under 1 year old or senior pets - generally 10 years or older.

3. We do accept up to 2 pets from the same owner - pets who are accustomed to / friendly living together. Daily rate for 2 pets is $80.


My name is Norm, a realtor in Carmel and my wife Mary Sue is a psychotherapist and nutritionist. We are both lifelong dog lovers/owners.

Our schedules are flexible allowing time to take long walks around our 50 acre living community, Hacienda Carmel with abundant green belt areas for enjoying nature. The streets are safe with multiple speed humps slowing traffic. The complex is located adjacent to the Carmel River South Rim Trail - a wonderful path flanked by a ranch and golf course commonly used to walk dogs.

Our complex has a one-mile walking berm that is dog-friendly. There is a dog park on-site, as well. We'd love to have your dog join us on our walks!

We live in a two bedroom, two bath condominium with a fenced back yard with a spring loaded hinge closure.

My beloved lab, "Bagel", developed diabetes in the last years of her life so I am familiar with giving insulin shots.

Trust that we will treat your dog like we would our own - as a family member. Give me a call and we can schedule a "meet and greet" to see if there is a good fit for your dog and for us.
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Norm N.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 13 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Norm's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
16 Reviews
We left our 2 year old cattle dog (Cosmo) with Norm for our 10 day holiday vacation. It was our first time leaving him for more than a day, and I had a lot of anxiety about that fact! Norm and his wife did everything they could to make sure both Cosmo and I were comfortable with his stay. They listened to all my husband and I had to say about the things that make Cosmo special, and implemented all of our special requests without any qualms. Norm sent us videos often so we could see how Cosmo was clearly enjoying his stay! When we went to pick him up, Cosmo was sitting on Norm's lap enjoying the day with his new friend :) We will definitely contact Norm again for Cosmo's future babysitting needs!
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Norm and Mary Sue took amazing care of our 2 year old, Winnie! Winnie can be anxious and is fearful of other dogs, but Norm and Mary Sue provided her with tons of TLC and sent me videos along the way for her 3 day stay. Highly recommend!
Wow! Norm and Mary Sue are THE BEST!! You won't find a more caring pair of dog lovers/sitters anywhere. They took excellent care of our Tux for two weeks. He came home to us bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with energy and sparkle, as though he'd been on a better vacation than we had. We give them the highest recommendation!
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Norm and his wife, Mary Sure are wonderful dog sitters! I've trusted them with my dog, Mac (who is like my child) on several week long work trips. Each time, he's been extremely well cared for. Mac loves his time on vacay as he gets to go on long walks and be with two people who love dogs! Norm and Mary Sue have also been extremely flexible and accommodating with my hectic travel schedule. You couldn't ask for better or more responsible people to watch your beloved pets!
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Our fur baby, Cholula (yes after the hot sauce, she has a very "spicy" personality) had a wonderful, loving, action filled stay with Norm and Mary Sue. They completely welcomed her into their home and surroundings. Our high energy girl had many walks and outings to the dog park! We dropped off all of her toys and bed and she slept in their bedroom on her bed. Mary Sue and Norm provided photos and videos of her adventures. Cholula is a Daddy's girl so we heard Norm was delighted that she somewhat favored him over Mary Sue - I can relate same here with me and my husband ;) We would highly recommend and plan to use them in the future.
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We had some unlucky timing during our dog's stay, as a long splinter became stuck in her infected paw a day before our trip. Norm and Mary Sue cared so well for her during this time. They took her to the vet to have the splinter removed and gave her antibiotics twice daily to fight the infection. During our time away he gave us daily updates on how she was doing. Our dog was happier and healthier than she was before we left. A big, giant thank you to Norm and Mary Sue for being such wonderful and caring hosts. We will be back!
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Our dog was in heaven with Mary Sue and Norm. He is going back to stay with them next weekend. They're the best and their setup is perfect.
Norm & Mary Sue make a great team. We liked that they only accept one dog at a time; so you know your dog is getting personalized attention. They have an enclosed patio area which we could tell Meko loved. And their community has a dog park - another huge plus. It was easy to schedule a "Meet & Greet" with them and to make a reservation. They are warm individuals, professional and organized. We plan on using them again!
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Norm and Mary Sue are the best doggie caretakers for my LoLa. They send me darling photographs and communicate well. LoLa is always so excited to see them. They are wonderful
Norm and Mary Sue were awesome. Bentley was well taken care of while I frolicked along the Big Sur coast. I highly recommend Norm and Mary Sue!
Norm and Mary Sue, Were the best ever, it was wonderful to be able to leave my Dog and not worry about him for ten days, Norm and Mary Sue are amazing, I hope to able to use them any time I go out of town!
Norm and Mary Sue took wonderful care of our two westies, Moomin and Marcy. It was a real home from home with all the care and love that these two pups are used to. Norm sent regular pictures and updates showing how much fun they were having on their walks and visits to the nearby dog park. I think Moomin and Marcy are looking forward to another visit.
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Norm & Mary Sue are absolutely wonderful. Our dog Koda had a very comfortable two nights staying with them. They took Koda on walks and to their local dog park. They also kept us informed of how he was doing with fun pictures while we were away. Much appreciated and we will definitely use them again!
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I could not ask for better Pet-Sitters to watch my pup. Norm and his wife, Mary Sue, were incredible hosts. They took LoLa to the park often and kept me updated with cute pictures. They are very responsible, kind and joyful to work with. LoLa will definitely be staying with them again in the future whenever I visit Esalen.

THANK YOU NORM AND MARY SUE!
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Norm was very responsive and reassuring, as it was our first time using the service. He had our Dottie for 2 nights and texted me pictures of her out on a walk and playing ball in the dog park. I will definitely use the service again and will spread the word to my dog owning friends. Thank you Norm, well done!
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Norm and Mary Sue provided an excellent home away from home for our very elderly standard schnauzer. The circumstances were unique in that we had just suffered the loss of our other beloved pet, who was our standard schnauzer's constant companion for the last nearly 13 years........so it was of utmost importance to have Schubie stay in a loving and caring home, and that was exactly what we found.
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