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Robert J.

25 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Robert's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced

About Robert

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I offer above average dog vacation services for dogs of all ages.

There is a huge fenced in back yard (see photo) to roam on, a nice comfortable wool shag rug to play on, a couch/ pad in bedroom to sleep on, an entire house to run around in, and one hour minimum (two 30m) of daily walks!

I also provide training and can help your pet with separation anxiety, along with other issues such as leash pulling and dog/ people aggression.

There are no other dogs at my place. Unless noted that your pet prefers to be around other dogs, he/ she will be the only booking.

I look forward to meeting your pup, who deserves much more than a kennel while you're away!


* The rate listed is for new clients. If you booked with me before at a cheaper rate, please contact me and I can keep the same rate if I have no other requests, or do a discounted rate. I try to lock people in to the rate of the initial booking when possible.

* My rate, though increased due to demand, is still below the Bay Area market rate for dog care services.

* Pay for my City Car Share and I will do drop off and pick ups at no extra service cost!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Robert J.

25 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Robert's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$20 /hour
$35 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
25 Reviews
Robert is excellent!!!! He obviously loves dogs and enjoys his time, I could tell he is sad to see her go. He is very attentive and does what you ask, along with giving a lots of time. He watched our little girl while we were in Europe for 3 weeks and she could not have been in better hands. I would definitely recommend.
Robert was a wonderful host for Bubba over the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm always a little nervous leaving Bubba with a new sitter for the first time, since he has a few social issues, but Robert asked a lot of questions, took the time to get to know him and understand his quirks, and respected his boundaries. He sent daily photo updates and was very flexible about changes in drop off and pick up times. Bubba was clearly relaxed and happy when we picked him up. We'll definitely book with Robert again!
Robert was great with our puppy. She was very happy when we picked her up, and he seemed to give her a lot of attention and TLC. We will definitely use him again!
My dog had a great time with Robert! She was super happy when I picked her up. He's very experienced and knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. I received daily updates and never had to worry. I'd definitely have my dog stay with Robert again in the future - she's in good hands.
Robert has been great with Austin, taking great care of him when I've been away.
Was really grateful to find Robert! When I picked up my dog I have never seen him so tired in my life, I think he played the entire weekend. Its really nice to feel confident in leaving your dog with a sitter like Robert when you go out of town. He also sent me plenty of updates and pics which was really great for me because I am obsessed with my dog.
Robert took great care of our German shepherd! Lots of exercise and play . She had a blast.
Rob was exceptional about keeping us posted on Baako's stay. He sent us at least one picture a day and even sent us a Vine video! Baako can't wait for his next visit!
Robert is great with his four-legged guests, and Rocky loved staying with him. In fact, Rocky still remembered the house and pulled to get there.

Robert sent many updates, photos, and really cared about taking care of Rocky while we were away. That's why we are a repeat guest, and happy to have him when available to look after Rocky.

Fantastic host!
Such a great experience. I would definitely recommend.
Utterly happy after another great job with Robert. We love working with him: low-key, reliable, and pays attention to the little details.
Robert sent lots of pictures and I could tell my pug Irving was tired and happy by the time I returned from my trip. I'd definitely recommend Robert!
Robert is awesome and I'm so glad we chose him to watch Haze while we relocated. Haze was with Robert just about 30 days and he came back happy and healthy. Robert sent us periodic photos of Haze which was nice. I would definitely use Robert again in the future and would highly recommend him to others. Thank you Robert for watching Haze for us!
Many thanks to Rob for looking after Nigel! Nigel liked Robert a lot and is looking forward to hanging out with him again!
Rob is great -- very thoughtful, and Bella loves him!
Austin came home happy and tired, what more could you hope for? Robert sent me a bunch of nice pictures of him enjoying himself through the weekend.
Robert was great with my golden retriever, Teddy. Really appreciated all of the updates...and his backyard/deck is a pretty amazing place for a dog to hang out. Would definitely recommend!
Robert was so awesome with our Minnah! We really like him! He's so caring and loved our dog! We'll be seeing him again soon I hope!
Robert was awesome! Our pups are usually stressed out when we get back from a trip, but this time they seemed relaxed and tuckered out. I will. definitely use Robert again!
Robert was an absolute gem with our special needs dog. I felt very lucky to have found a host who was willing to host a blind yet high-energy dog.
Responsive host who really seemed to enjoy his time with the pup. Sent pics of their adventures. Would visit again.
Robert is definitely a dog lover, good communicator and flexible. He took great care of Diamond and we are looking forward to having him watch Diamond again.
Robert was great! He sent regular text messages and picture updates, was super easy going, and took great care of Weasley including administering his daily regimen of medications. Will definitely work with him again!
Robert was a lifesaver agreeing to take in my little monster last minute. Tubby had a great time and was happy and tired when I picked him up.
Daisy appeared to have had a great time and Robert said that he enjoyed Daisy. Everything worked the way it was supposed to. Great!
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