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Sam A.

44 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Sam's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sam

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had dogs, cats and rabbits for over thirty years. Now retired with time to dedicate to animal care. Your pet can stay in my home as a family member, receiving the attention they deserve. They will be walked and feed on the schedule accustomed to. I love animals and nature.

My home is ten minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport. It is 2000 square feet with two outside wood decks, located on four acres of land. There is plenty of space inside and out for exercise and fun.

Please do not message me after 10PM or before 6AM.

Please note: The charge for overnight boarding is for a period not to exceed 24 hours. Daycare is available. For example: Dropping off January 1 at 8AM and picking up January 3 at 6PM. This would be two days of overnight boarding and one day of daycare.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sam A.

44 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sam's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Sam's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
44 Reviews
Sam is relaxed and quickly connected with our dog Toby. His home, porch and grounds are a peaceful oasis. We will reserve with Sam again.
Sam was super nice and took great care of Frisco while we were away. This was my first time leaving my 11 1/2 year old Golden Retriever with anyone, so I was a little anxious about it. I asked Sam if we could do a meet and greet with Frisco a week prior to his stay, and he readily agreed. Meeting Sam, seeing his house and set-up put me at ease and I felt comfortable and re-assured that Frisco would be in good hands! Each day while we were out of town, Sam sent me a photo of Frisco and let me know that he was enjoying walks, spending time on the deck, etc. That was fantastic! I highly recommend Sam to take care of your pet while you are away, and also plan to take Frisco there when we travel again.
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Sam was very nice. Piper was clearly very pleased with her stay. We will definitely let Sam take care of her again!
Annie and Maxi were happy with each other, the other dogs and Sam. Would recommend him.
Sam was so kind to our Katie. He sent a photo of her each day and gave us an update. Very impressive! We definitely plan to use his services again. Thanks so much, Sam!
We can't say enough about what a great dog sitter Sam is. Spikey has stayed with Sam a few times, this last visit was 12 days. We had planned this vacation a year ago and were so happy when we found Sam, we enjoyed our trip so much knowing that Spikey was with Sam and happy. Every time we take him to Sam's he starts wagging his tail as soon as we turn into Sam's driveway! Thank You Sam!!!
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Sam did a great job with Kona, we really enjoyed and found helpful his morning text updates on Kona. I think Kona is missing spike and all the great activity at Sam's home. Thanks so much Sam.
We love Sam, our fur babies have stayed with him 3 times and they always come home happy and well taken care of!! The second we pull in to his driveway they get so excited!!! We love to get daily pictures as well!! We are definitely return customers!
We were very pleased with Sam's care of our two dogs. He made sure they were well taken care of and kept us informed every day!
Our dogs came home happy and tired! Another guest dog destroyed a couple of our toys and Sam replaced them. Not necessary but appreciated! We would highly recommend Sam!
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Sky and Aspen loved staying with Sam again
Bella seemed to really enjoy her time with Sam. On the second day she was anxious to greet him. Will definitely ask Sam to watch her again. Thanks
Sam is awesome. Our dogs loved staying with him. He took great care of them and kept us up to date with pictures all the time
Sam did a great job taking care of our dog. He sent us pictures and updates every day of our extended trip. We will certainly use Sam's services again and would recommend him to other as well. The Lewis Family
All four of my dogs had a wonderful time with Sam! I received daily messages and pictures, which were wonderful! His prices were more than fair and his house was extremely clean. My dogs were well cared for and thoroughly enjoyed their stay! I would highly recommend Sam as a dog sitter!
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Sam was very pleasant and cooperative. Enjoyed receiving the daily updates and pictures.
Sam was an absolute perfect find! Our little pup Ty had a great time. We could tell because Sam texted us regularly and sent pictures! We were completely satisfied and will use Sam again! Very happy!
Sam is great with dogs! Lexi was very happy staying with him and we felt very comfortable with Lexi there. We enjoyed the daily pictures!
This is the second time Rex has stayed with Sam, and the first for his new sister Aya. Sam happily welcomed both into his home, and they had a wonderful time. Sam is so great about sending pictures of the dogs enjoying their stay with him, we are so grateful for his kindness and generosity. Sam has a gorgeous house and property....we definitely will be repeat customers (in fact, he is watching our pups again in just a couple of weeks!).
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Sam took care of Bodhi for a week and were very happy with him... Thank you Sam!!!
This was the first time I had used DocVacay and the experience could not have been any better. Sam was great in taking care of my dog and I definitely will not hesitate to use his services again. If you're ever looking for a dog-sitter, I highly recommend Sam.
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Our two labs spend 4 days with Sam and they had a great time. When we picked them up they were happy, healthy and tired. What more could we ask for! Sam provides wonderful care and was so easy and accommodating to work with. Thank you!
I have two high energy golden retrievers. Sam is great with them. He is also super flexible for drop off times. Sam has a great yard area away from the street for the dogs to play and run. I have used Sam a number of times and would recommend him to others looking for someone to care for their dog(s).
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Addie suffered from crate anxiety. Sam provided a nurturing place for her to stay without being crated. He sent daily pictures and text. She appeared relaxed during her stay. Sam had a quiet, reassuring way with her, and we plan to use him again.
Everything went great, as usual with Sam. :-)
This was the first time we "boarded" our 3 dogs in someone else's home. Our regular DogVacay sitter was unavailable. We all went to the "Meet & Greet" and felt much better after meeting Sam. But, it remained to be seen how things would go during the week we planned to leave them with him. All I can say is that things went better than I could ever have hoped they would. Sam is a meticulous person about his dog care. He has every safety precaution under control and his home is very well set up for taking care of dogs. He text messaged me every day and sent pictures. When we picked up the dogs, it was clear that they were happy there and felt completely comfortable. He dealt with all the issues that our dogs have: medications, back problems, playfulness at certain times of the day. He was able, in a totally responsible way, to manage the situation where another dog came to stay which changed the dynamics of the group. He is a very kind person who noticed a lot of things about each of our dogs' personalities. His home is situated so that you feel like you are in the middle of the woods and he walked the dogs several times a day. I would not hesitate to use Sam again and whole-heartedly recommend him highly to anyone who needs dog-sitting services.
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Our dog Abby seemed to have a good stay with Sam Sam texted pictures over the 3 days she was there and assured us she was getting along well with the other 3 dogs that were also staying there. Overall Sam was very attentive to Abby's needs and we were pleased with the care she received. However over the next 2 days Abby was vomiting her food up and our Vet could find no reason other than stress. With some medication and diet changes she is back to normal. This was not Sam's fault but Abby is not very social and generally ignores most other dogs. We were not aware that there would be 3 other large dogs staying with Sam and didn't think it would be a problem when we dropped Abby off, but apparently it was, along with the new surroundings. So we have learned a bit more about Abby for the next time we need sitting help. Sam was very concerned as to how Abby was so I hope this answers any remaining questions.
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My boyfriend and I had to attend a wedding in Fort Myers this past weekend. I found Sam and messaged him. He was quick to respond and very pleasant. He agreed to take Belle for the weekend. The morning of the day our reservation was supposed to start Belle had a pretty bad allergic reaction to something. We had to take her to the vet, and she received some medicine she would need to take while we were away. I messaged Sam and let him know what had happened. He was very accommodating and said he would be happy to watch her and give her medicine so we could still attend our wedding. We received several updates and pictures from Sam and Belle during our weekend. He let us know that Belle was taking her medicine and doing well. When we picked Belle up Sam let us know he checked Belle's stomach several times a day to see how her allergic reaction was doing. Sam is a great host and a true animal lover. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sam to a friend and would be happy to leave Belle with him again. He's a great person with a beautiful home and lots of land and a great deck for dogs to enjoy outside. He took Belle on several walks which was great because she is used to lots of exercise at home. All in all a great experience! Thank you Sam!
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Vada came happy and tired. A good experience for us and her. We plan to ask for Sam the next time we use Dogvacay.
We notified Sam on very short notice, the night before we needed him, and he responded very quickly. We took Bogey, a maltese, over to his house and he took to Sam quickly. Sam was excellent with him. Sam sent photos and updates while we were gone. I would not hesitate to use Sam again and I would recommend Sam to everyone.
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Sam is unbelievable!! Clearly loves the dogs...so kind.......... SO attentive! Will book him again with joy.....he was awesome and took care of my tiny dog as if she was his own.
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Sam's place is great for dogs and people. Peaceful and situated away from other houses, with a wide deck up above the ground where dogs can keep an eye on the wildlife down below.
Sam was great with my dog, and I feel confident that she had a great time and was well cared for.
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Sam did a great job with Giz. He has a great property and sent me pic's and updates. I would use Sam again.
Our dog was a "happy tired' after his walks and play. We received a photo during his stay. He will be returning for another stay
Sam is wonderful! It's obvious that he loves animals. He took such good care of Spikey, we are going to use him whenever we need to travel, we will be making another reservation in a few weeks. Spikey obviously had a great time, he came home happy and ready for a nap since Sam kept him busy with wonderful walks and play time! We are so glad that we found Sam!
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First time using dogvacay...what a marvelous service. Sam answered our request almost immediately, and was available for next day service. He has a wonderful place for a dog to explore outdoors, and a comfortable, clean indoor area. He is very friendly, and we did not hesitate to leave our beloved Murphy with him. Thank you, Sam.
-Judy
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Took my two Goldens to stay the weekend with Sam. They are young and have lots of energy. My dogs came home tired and happy so I'm satisfied that Sam spent plenty of time with them. Sam has a nice yard with room for the dogs to roam.

My plans changed a couple of times and I had to change the drop off and pick up times - Sam was VERY accommodating.

I would use him again.
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Sam is the best-Aldo was as happy as I have ever seen him! I will be asking Sam to care for Aldo again and am so very happy to have found someone that I can trust to care for Aldo as if he were his own. Thanks Sam!!!
Sam provided our dog with the same love and care she would get at home and it was very easy to leave her in his care. Thank you Sam!
We needed someone to watch our 2 dogs. Our regular sitter wasn't available, so we tried DogVacay. We were surprised to find so many in our area although most weren't available on short notice. Sam replied very quickly and we were able to have a meet and greet. He was very friendly, and welcomed our dogs into his home so they could have a sniff. They were very comfortable with Sam and his home. The next day we left them with Sam, and were pleased with his attention to our care instructions. He sent us texts to let us know things were going well. When we picked them up they said they had a good time. We would recommend Sam to our friends.
As a first time user who needs someone on short notice, I found the process of making arrangements by email through a third party rather cumbersome.
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I would absolutely give Sam a FIVE STAR rating !! We had to leave our 6 yr old German Shepard with Sam overnight for a week , sight unseen, as we arrived from Michigan & had to drop our dog off immediately & we were very impressed with Sam at first sight, not only of him, but, of his location & his home too !..... Sam texted me daily & sent pics of our dog & the activities that they were doing , letting me know that he took my dog for daily walks as well as did brushing on him too ... I was very happy & content knowing that my dog was with Sam & would definitely take him back there again ... In fact, I wouldn't want to leave my dog with anyone else BUT Sam in the future !
Norma Clay
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Sam was a great host for Olive. He was very responsive to messages... before and during her stay. Olive was comfortable with him. Would definitely want Sam to take care of her if I return to Ft Myers. I appreciated the photo he posted.
Sam was great, could tell Willa liked him right away.
From the initial meet and greet, we (and more importantly Rex) were completely comfortable with Sam. His home is beautiful and there is so much space outside for doggies to enjoy exploring. Rex and Sam went on outside treks every day, and when they weren't outside exploring Rex spent his time on Sam's upper deck observing the ground below...on high alert for squirrels and birds. Sam was very attentive and we so appreciated the pictures he sent of Rex enjoying his DogVacay. Rex came home exhausted, which tells us he had tons of fun playing with his new friend. We couldn't be more pleased, and definitely will be repeat customers!
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