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Lowell U.

25 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Lowell's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
3 yr 11 mo old
Labrador Retriever
14 yr 5 mo old

Lowell's House

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

About Lowell

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! I'm Lowell and I have been around dogs my entire life. I have two beautiful labs, Koko and Kaleb. One is 3 years old and the other 14. So, I know how to handle puppies of all ages!

I have a huge, fenced in backyard. My lot is an acre overall and the fenced in area is at least half an acre. I live right at a trailhead for Little Difficult Run Creek. Which makes an ideal location for long walks!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying this out. Please feel free to ask any questions and let me know if you'd like to meet up and let our pups get to know each other.
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Lowell U.

25 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lowell's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lowell's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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25 Reviews
Hans, our almost two years old German shepherd dog, seems to have had a nice time on the two weeks he spent with Lowell. He came home happy, even though I think he misses playing with other dogs.
We will definitely consider leaving Hans with Lowell next time we go away.
Thank you!
My dog looked great when I picked him up. Obviously had gotten a lot of exercise and good care. Thanks
Great host! I felt very comfortable leaving my girls - Lowell has a great yard and seems to really care about dogs. I really appreciated his time and flexibility as well. Thanks!
This was our first time leaving our two rescue pups and the experience was smooth from start to finish. Lowell was responsive and easy to work with--and clearly knowledgeable about dogs. His large, grassy backyard is perfect for romping and his home clean and comfortable. We look forward to future visits!
A friend recommend DogVacay and Lowell to us and we are so grateful. Our dog, Moxie, had an absolute blast running around with Lowell's dogs in his huge back yard! Lowell sent pictures and videos which made us smile while we were out of town. It's great to have a reliable and positive place for our pup to go when we're out of town.
Lars had a great stay at Lowell's home. He was happy and relaxed when we picked him up. Lars enjoyed playing in the backyard with the other dogs and hanging out with Lowell. I highly recommend Lowell and will be using him again.
This was the first time leaving Aro for an extended period of time. It was a wonderful experiance all around, Lowell is very warm and friendly and has a sense with dogs. Aro came back a very happy pup. Lowell was great in keeping us up to date on Aro's stay with updated photos and quick responses.
I would definitely recommend him to anybody considering leaving their pets.

Thanks so much for taking such good care of Aro!
Bandit's week long stay with Lowell was great! He came home worn out and clean (ideal for a puppy!). Bandit is a small dog, but he got along great with the bigger dogs and Lowell let me know how he was doing during the week. He has a huge fenced in backyard which is total dog heaven (Bandit is already missing that at home). You can tell meeting Lowell that he is completely in tune with the needs of puppies. I'd happily have Bandit stay with Lowell again and again.
Lowell's home is a dog sanctuary. He's located in a very private area with a huge yard but still centrally located in Reston.
Lowell genuinely cares about the dogs that are in his care. I love his easy-going manner.
I highly recommend Lowell for your pet's adventure!!
Sophie obviously enjoyed her stay and is already missing the other dogs that were there.
The greatest compliment -- Hudik did not want to come home!
Lowell is a fantastic sitter! This was Anna's first time away from home since she rescued me 16 months ago, and I honestly believe I missed her more than she missed me! She clearly was very well cared for, and had a blast playing with the other pups all day long. Lowell's own pups are very well behaved and so friendly. Lowell is clearly a natural with dogs, and loves them very much. I feel very comfortable leaving my Anna with Lowell and just hope he has availability the next time I need him!
Always a super experience.
Raccoon Ridge is awesome! Lowell took great care of my pup, and she came home from the weekend exhausted. Definitely will be bringing her back for our next trip!
Bear had his first 'overnight' at Lowell's recently. It couldn't have gone better. He had a great time with the other pups there and all got tons of play and exercise.
Bear also has already started to recognize the drive to Lowell's house and starts to whimper in excitement in the car as we pull into the driveway!
Our border collie mix loved Lowell and his friendly labs! What a vacation for her to run and play in the wonderful fenced yard and to have such a warm, happy home to stay in. Lowell was so great at updating us with pictures, too!
Today was Bear's first time at 'doggie daycare' at Lowell's. It could not have gone better. In addition to Lowell's two dogs, there were a few others. Everyone got along great, and Bear came home having gotten plenty of exercise in Lowell's sizable yard. It was a win/win for all. Booking my next few 'doggie daycare' days now!
Aussie had a great dog vacay with Lowell who has a huge heart for dogs! She even learned to fetch a Frisbee and return it during her stay. I was so glad to see that when I returned home, she was happy and tired from all the play with her new friends.
My dog absolutely loved Lowell's place! From the minute we walked in, he was in heaven. Lots of room and an amazing back yard area - Can't wait to go back. Lowell is also super easy to work with and get in touch with too!
Well it was another amazing stay for my two boys...to the point they are starting to like Lowell's house better than mine!! They were treated like kings in a family home environment! They are looking forward to their next stay :-)
This was Toby's second stay with Lowell and I'm certain it was even better than the first! Toby came home with marked improvement in obedience. Lowell is patiently working on crate training and brushing up on several other commands. I am one grateful mom! Toby is 8 years old and has run the show at my house for too many years. Thanks to his vacations at Lowell's he is an old dog learning some very valuable new tricks!
Did I mention Lowell's fees are half of what I previously paid at Toby's daycare in DC?
This was my Pug's first time away from home for an extended period and I was quite worried, but that was only until I met Lowell, his dogs and saw his house. Within a few minutes of dropping off my dog, Lowell sent me pictures and quick updates. My Pug got along great with the big dogs in the house. Lowell is very accommodating and listened to all my little requests. The house is big and clean. The fenced in yard is ginormous. I am happy I found a second home for Larry within a few minutes from my house. Thanks Lowell for all the love you gave Larry.
Lowell's house was the perfect vacation for my lab Toby! Toby loved to play with his dog Koko and enjoyed the huge back yard and frisbee time! Lowell is a true dog lover and Toby was exhausted from such a fun weekend :)
I would recommend to anyone Lowell!! He has taken great care of my 2 pups and they were in heaven the whole time. The House and Yards are amazing for sure and dogs' paradise. They had Lowell's 2 wonderful dogs to have fun there too so needless to say my dogs did not want to come home!
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