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Dean C.

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218 Reviews
131 Repeat Guests
$37/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

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

Dean's Resident Pets

Frida
Chihuahua
Female
11 yr 11 mo old
Skamper
Chihuahua
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Camelia
Chihuahua
Female
7 yr 11 mo old

Dean's House

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

About Dean

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
When your dog stays with me they are truly part of the family.

We have three small Chihuahuas that love to play and make new friends.

There are two parks near our house for walks and play.

I’m looking forward to meeting and taking care of your special pet. When you leave them with me you can be sure they’ll get the love, exercise and attention they need when you leave them with me. I’ll even provide picture and text message updates so you’ll know they’re healthy and happy.

We now also offer home visits to your home as well, in case you would feel more comfortable having your doggies stay at your own home. I can come visit while your away. Play, walk and feed them at your own home. Message me for rates and details.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Dean C.

Online Now!
218 Reviews
131 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dean's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dean's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$50 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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218 Reviews
As usual, our pup was excited to visit Dean & Carlos!
Won't go with anyone else even though we live in San Francisco. Carlos and Dean are the best and really understand our temperamental pom chi
As awesome as ever. Carlos and Dean are our saviors and our antisocial pup returns to us happy and healthy
Woofy has stayed with Dean and Carlos multiple times. The pictures they send us frequently brighten up our days while we're away. And Woofy keeps making new friends every time.
Woofy enjoys his stays with Dean and Carlos and this shows off on the daily pictures they send us while we're away. We haven't seen a single picture where Woofy isn't smiling.
Dean and Carlos are amazing people. It was Bidu's second time with them, and pretty soon there will be the third one. Thanks!
Dean helped us when we were in a bind last month with a short notice vacation that was not pet friendly. He took care in evaluating them beforehand to make sure they'd get along with the other pups he was sitting. It was reassuring knowing that I was leaving my little ones with someone who takes the responsibility seriously and has so much experience boarding. Just like so many other reviewers mentioned, we received several photos showing my pups settling in and making themselves at home. I think at 25 lbs they are at the top of the weight preference, but my guys tend to like smaller dogs anyway so it was perfect! I would recommend Dean's services to anyone and look forward to booking with him again.
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Thank you Wei.
We were a little nervous because we had never used a boarding service before, but Dean and Carlos really put our minds at ease with picture updates every other day and immediate responses to our occasional messages. They even did a good job brushing our dog (a Havanese). His hair was in decent shape when we came back after 10 days. No mats!
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Great doggy sitter!
Our dog Skip had a great stay Carlos and Dean are very accommodating and easy to work with. Carlos is a calming, reassuring influence on our dog, who can be shy. Skip seems very comfortable there.
Dean and Carlos are wonderful. I have been a repeated customer for about 5 times now. They are very accommodating and will take care of your baby like their own. I would definitely recommend Dead and Carlos!
Dean and Carlos were wonderful! Sent pictures to ease my nerves, and even washed my dogs bed! I appreciated how flexible they were about pick up times as well. Will definitely use them again
My Ginger was well taken care of while I was away. I used to take her to Wag but stopped when she got sick. I am so glad we found Dean! Thanks again!
Dean was very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior, which made very comfortable. His quiet manner put Harry at ease and I did not feel anxious about leaving my pet. Very happy with the experience... Dolores
Dean and Carlos were great. I was apprehensive about leaving my pug with them and it all turned out fine. I got regular pictures updates and both of them answered me quickly when I pinged them about how she was doing as I was nervous. I would totally have them watch Penny again
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Everything was good and Coco was happy
Hi Coco was very happy at Deans with dogvacay
Nina coming home happy as a clam as always!! Thanks Carlos!
Dean and Carlos were great and took excellent care of our dog Gunner. They assisted with his medication and were very reasponsive when we asked for updates!
Total confidence that Dean and Carlos would take great care of my precious pooch and that's exactly what they did. From the pics sent, it also looks like my pooch had lots of fun hanging out with the other dogs at their home. Thank you!
Dean and Carlos are great. They are extremely flexible and have made every effort to make sure we (and especially our canine family member) are happy. They have saved us in a pinch and are completely understanding. We are undergoing a house remodel and our temporary living situation wasn't conducive to us having our doggy with us. Dean and Carlos have been working with us - and are fantastic. I would highly recommend!
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Thank you so much for always taking such great care of my babies!
We have left Baron with Dean and Carlos multiple times and are very happy with the love and care he receives. We always get nice photo updates that make us feel good to see that Baron is happy. Your little dog will be well taken care of with them.
A last minute decision to go on a trip means, well, scrambling! We are so grateful that Dean and Carlos took Marshmallow in on an extremely short notice. As usual, our pup had a very nice weekend with his furry friends judging by his easy, relaxed spirit and consistent demeanor. Also as usual, Carlos kept up with photo updates which made us so happy. Thank you Dean and Carlos again!
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Thank you to Dean and Carlos for taking care of our beloved Lexie. Carlos sent photos while we were away to keep us updated on how she was doing, and was always available in I wanted to check in.
I would definitely recommend Dean and Carlos.
Thank you!
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It was Happy's first multi-day time away from home and she came through great! Thanks a lot on behalf of Happy and our peace of mind!
Dean and Carlos are amazing. Rosie has been there several times and she always comes back home very relaxed. They sent me pictures throughout the day which is always a plus.
Another great vacation for Woofy. Dean and Carlos are the best.
It was Woofy's first time with Dean & Carlos and it was a great experience
Always a great stay with Dean!
Dean has watch my dog on multiple occasions. He is responsive and a wonderful host. Dean always sends photos as well and is flexible with pickup.
It was our first time leaving Happy alone at someone else's place and we were super nervous. But we had nothing to worry about! Happy came back with tail wagging and really seemed to enjoy herself!
We have been using Dean and Carlos for a few years now. The experience has been consistently great. Whenever we arrive to leave our poodle with them, she pulls toward their door like crazy, which shows her excitement. What I love the most about Dean and Carlos is that I can rely on them without any worries. This time around we left our dog with them for 8 days. Everything went great and with daily pictures emailed, I had a piece of mind that she was going well.
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I have used Dean and Carlos numerous times to take care of my dog. I am very happy with their care and my dog always is happy at their doorstep when I drop him off. I highly recommend them. A bonus - they send lots of pictures.
First time with Dean and Carlos. Our 2 Yr old Bichon was under their care for 2 weeks and was enjoying company of other dogs. Received photos daily. Our dog came back in healthy condition.
Our dog can be quite feisty and is not always easy to dog-sit. Carlos and Dean have been our saviors and allowed us to travel and know that Hapa is well cared for. They are truly chihuahua experts. Hapa is able to fit into the pack and actually enjoy himself. Highly recommended.
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Always the best care at Dean and Carlos'! We don't worry when we leave Baron with them. We highly recommend them.
Dean & Carlos are great! This was Koda's second stay with them and I felt so comfortable knowing my fur baby was in good hands. Beyond that, they were extremely helpful and accommodating when my flight home was cancelled and Koda needed to stay a bit longer. It's nice to know my pup is in the hands of a caring duo who are reliable, kind and helpful!
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Great, as always!
Dean and Carlos are awesome! My pup always has a great time there -- sometimes she doesn't want to come home :( But makes me happy she likes it there.
Dean and Carlos know and love small dogs, and they post pictures of Henry hanging out at their house when I'm away (I love getting these pictures!!). He's always happy to go there and happy to come home, so I feel confident that he's having a happy, normal life while he's there. Such a relief to not have to stress about whether I can cobble together four different people to watch Henry when I'm on a trip!!
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For Dean and Carlos, its all about the dogs! Felt at ease while we were on our trip.
Thanks Dean, the pictures were great looks like buddy had a good time .when i picked up buddy he was not in hurry to leave .i hope too go on vacation in a few weeks and i will leave buddy with you again. Craig
Dean and Carlos are great. Toto loves staying there and is always in good care.
Dean & Carlos, Great job with Emma! Thanks and regards, Fred
Another great stay for Baron with Dean and Carlos. We really love the photo updates, so cute! It's wonderful to be able to take a trip and not worry about our pup. We'll definitely be requesting a visit again. Thank you for the great care.
Toto loves staying with Dean and Carlos. They were both great, always sending us updates and pictures, and always available and easy to contact. We will definitely leave Toto with them many many more times!
Woof woof puppy love love love staying with Dean and Carlos!
Super awesome as usual! Can't say enough about how much my pup enjoys hanging out with Dean and Carlos. Pup was like a little kid when I picked her up -- no I don't want to go home yet!
Thank you for the love and care you both gave Stewie- I can tell he always has a relaxing time with you guys!!!!! Were both so thankful for you!!! XOXOX Colleen and Stewie
As always, I know that I never have to worry about Brownie when he is with Carlos and Dean. Knowing your pet is in good hands is worth a million. Thank you!
Never having used DogVacay before, we were a little nervous. The meet and greet was great and it really helped for Baron and us to meet Dean before he stayed there. We LOVED the photo updates and Baron looked so happy with his new friends. I highly highly recommend Dean and Carlos if you want your dog to be loved and cared for while you're away.
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Dean took great care of our dog and was so friendly through the whole process. We got lots of cute pictures of him playing with the other dogs. We'd love to have Dean take care of him again next time we're out of town.
Awesome as always.....Nina comes back full of energy and happy.
5 stars ***** all the way!!!
Our second time with Dean and Carlos and we will definitely be back!
We LOVE Dean and Carlos and so does Yoda! When you meet someone, you just know if they love dogs. Dean and Carlos care for Yoda like he is their own and that makes my husband and I extremely happy.
We had a very positive experience during our first stay. Dean was very accomodating with scheduling and pick up arrangements. After her stay Lily was very happy and wasn't in a big hurry to leave the house which is a good sign. We'll be back for another dogvacay!
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My pup stayed with Dean and Carlos for 10 days while I was away -- all I can say was peace of mind! I trust Dean and Carlos to take care of my pup. Love the pictures I get to see what she's up to. I know she can't wait for her next visit!
Accommodating and great as always!
Coco and Oso had a great time with Dean and Carlos. We loved that they sent us pictures as this was the first time we ever left them with sitters. They looked great and was able to share with my family they those two pups were having a great time. We were so excited to see them and it was Hug City all the way home. Thanks for taking us on short notice and we look forward to taking another short vacation knowing they are in good hands!
Dray,Kimo,Coco and Oso!
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Dean had a great environment for dogs. My 2 smaller dogs were comfortable with the other dogs staying with Dean. He walked them and made them feel right at home.
Pup ran straight in the house when the door opened -- doesn't that say it all?!
Another great stay with Dean and Carlos! My pup sat on the mat outside waiting for Carlos to open the door. It took him a little longer then usual then she started bark-bark-bark ("Hurry come open the door!"). As soon as the door open she ran straight in to play with the other pups. She just loves going over! Thanks Dean and Carlos!
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This is Nina's 5th stay with Dean and Carlos. She is very comfortable when I take her over and leave her. Definitely very energetic and playful when I pick her up. Carlos was very accommodating with a couple of changes we had to make and I am looking forward to Nina's next vacation. Nina is a small dog and as a small dog owner I have always been very afraid to leave her. Small dogs are in need of different attention and awareness than large dogs. Given the many bad experiences I had in the past, I can say that now I am comfortable leaving her several days. I receive almost daily pictures of her.
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Dean and Carlos did a wonderful job at taking care of Tobe. My dog has separation anxiety and hates it when I leave him. However, he seemed perfectly happy when he was with Dean and Carlos for the weekend. Dean also sent me photos of Tobe which made me at ease since I get separation anxiety when I leave him as well (like owner, like dog) haha. I would totally trust Dean and Carlos and will definitely book with them again. Thanks!
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It has always been a breeze to deal with Dean & Carlos. They are very responsive and prompt. Dean & Carlos are my go-to guy for Peanut. I've been leaving Peanut with them for quite a few years now, and Peanut always seems to have a good time with them. Thanks Dean & Carlos.
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Another great weekend with Uncle Dean & Uncle Carlos! She didn't even say bye to me when I dropped her off. She just ran straight in to their house and started greeting the other dogs. Put a smile on my face :)
This is Nina's fourth time with Dean and Carlos and she came home super active and happy. Thanks guys!!
How great is it to go on vacation and get daily photo updates of your pup? Seeing that she's having a great time hanging out with the rest of the pups just makes you feel that you made the right decision to go with Dean and Carlos.
If you're looking for a safe, secure, and warm home for your baby, look no more! We had to be away for an extended period earlier this year and was very nervous about leaving our pup. We looked at a few places and none of them gave us the feeling we got with Dean. He's not only a great person but has super instincts with dogs. He knew what to look for and was patient in trying things out to make sure we were comfortable. It's been over half a year and Dean and Carlos' home is now a regular little weekend getaway for my pup. Pick ups and drop offs are usually with Carlos. He's gentle and great with our pup. I know our dog enjoys going over for overnight play dates because she's usually exhausted when she gets home. I have complete peace of mind when our pup is with Dean and Carlos.
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Dean and Carlos are awesome. I've been taking my dog to them for 2 years (wow, time flies) - I'm very comfortable with the care they provide, as evidenced by how excited my dog gets every time I pull up to their door. Thanks : )
This is the fourth time Nina stays with Dean and Carlos. She did great! Came back jumping around happy and in great mood. Thanks guys!!
Dante loves staying with Dean and Carlos - they're the best caregivers a dog parent could hope for!
Thanks, Dean and Carlos!!
Dean and Carlos took great care of our puppies during the stay. I definitely will want them to do this again in future n refer them to everyone we know Thank you
Very bad, my dog came home stinky and soaked in urine smell. I gave him a deep bath and the smell still lingered. He then had vomitting x3 the whole night and off and on diarrhea for 3 days. Poor doggie, he woke us up at night because we were so concerned about him. We took him to the vet and had to run some tests to make sure he did not have a bowel obstruction.
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A great experience as always, we don't leave our pups with anyone else.
My precious fur baby vacationed with Dean and Carlos for a week, while I vacationed in Jamaica. Every day, Dean sent pictures of her, and it really put my mind at ease. Chloe was returned to me happy and healthy. I love Dean and Carlos! They are very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable with caring for my baby. I highly recommend them and I will definitely be using them again. :-)
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Very good ! My babe is very happy with them
My two dogs Ricky & Ricardo "Rico" just came home from spending 8 nights with Dean & Carlos. Dean was very responsive to my questions before & during their DogVacay. They also provided me with adorable photos of my little boys so I could see how they were doing.

It appeared that while my boys were very happy to see me when I picked them up, they also appeared to be well taken care of. Dean & Carlos were very accommodating with my drop off & pick up schedule.

This was my first time using DogVacay & I would definitely consider booking with Dean & Carlos again when I go on vacation.
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Flawless. This is a second time for us. Our Chihuahua stayed a whole month, and came back in better shape than when left. Dean and Carlos were accommodating to our drop off/ pick up times. Thank YOU!!
Dean had a lot of dogs at the house which was great for my dog because he loves the company. He sends pictures as well and is very flexible and affordable!
I am new to DaogVacay service. We just moved back to the US from France, where a similar system (Holidog) exists.

I had to go out of town for a week and we are particular about who looks after a dog. I found Dean through DogVacay, and settled on him due to prior experiences and his profile for watching after small dogs (our dog is a Bichon Maltais).

It was very easy and fast to connect to Dean, and he responded immediately to our inquiry. The set-up was convenient, and the delivery equally easy.

Dean inquired about all of the needs and idiosyncracies of our pet, and he was very attentive and consientious. He made sure to ask about our attitude towards our pet being allowed on furniture, to when his feeding time(s) were, his behaviour towards and with other dogs.

Dean plainly cared about the welfare and happiness of our pet, and I was and am very confident to leave our dog with Dean.

We were quite pleased with the care for our pet. Dean posted multiple pictures of him each day so we could follow how our pet's days were going. He looked very happy in the photos, and when we retrieved him, our dog was happy and contented and affectionate towards Dean's partner who met me with our dog. Thus, I believe our pet was well cared-for and happy with Dean.

Highly recommend.
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Dean and Carlos are the best!
Dean and Carlos are very nice people. My dog stayed with them for 10 days and it was his first time away from our family. Good experience!
For the last two years we've trusted Dean and Carlos to take care of our fur baby while we were visiting family overseas for a month, and Chopi will return next year when we visit our family again. Chop always comes back happy and I think she misses all of the new friends she made.
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Dean is my go to sitter! Always does a wonderful job!
Hapa always comes back to us healthy and happy!
Our dogs love it here and Dean responds instantly to texts for drop off and pickup.
I love these guys!!!
Lucky was filthy when I picked him up and he smelled like smoke. The explanation was that they had a fireplace. I didn't really get a good vibe about Dean from the beginning. He seems like a jack of all trades and somewhat overextended.
Dean and Carlos, thanks again taking care of my baby. You guys are fantastic.
This was Nina's first time with Dean and Carlos. Not only I got two text messages with her pics but Nina looked happy and relaxed when I picked her up. She is bouncing around at home like nothing happened. I am trilled about it and look forward to many more Dean Vacay for her!!
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Picked up Mollie today. She looks terrific, seems to have had a great stay. Dean and Carlos are awesome. We are booked for another stay in June.
As usual, our doggie George came back happy and healthy! He seemed happy to arrive at Dean & Carlos' place when we dropped him off, and very excited to see us on our return. We are grateful to have Dean & Carlos host George for his "holidays" and know that he has lots of doggie playtime and human care when he is there.
Thanks guys!
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Always fantastic and so accommodating. We had to pick up Hapa late at night after a late flight and Carlos was willing to wait for us. Carlos and Dean are our saviors by allowing us to go on vacation despite our finicky dog!
The Best!
Incredible.
Awesome.
I have 10+ more reservations to review. I wish I can group all them together because these guys are freaking amazing. Besides me I trust only these two with my dog. They are always flexible with pickup and drop off dates. Fantastic people.
Dean/Carlos are always reliable. I had a unexpected business trip and they accommodated Gingers stay. I love these guys.
Amazing once again.
Dean/Carlos are always there for Ginger and my hectic schedule. Thanks guys!
These guys are amazing.
We love Dean and Carlos!
Dean and Carlos are amazing. I've lost track but I'm pretty sure this is reservation #20. I love these guys. Really reliable!
Carlos and Dean can handle our feisty little chihuahua mix better than anyone. They have saved us from having to give up our rescue dog. Hapa has been difficult to leave with anyone because he is shy and little mean with anyone but immediate family members. Carlos' expertise with Hapa has allowed us to go on trips with peace of mind. Plus, Dean and Carlos are both so accommodating. Thanks for everything
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Once again, our puggle mix George came home happy and healthy from his stay with Dean and Carlos. We're grateful he has a "go-to" holiday home!
Our dogs, Coco and Charlie just spent 2 1/2 weeks with Dean and Carlos. When we picked them up, it was clear that our little angels had been well cared for. They were happy and healthy and full of energy. While we were away, Dean stayed in touch through pictures and email updates. Knowing that they were with caring, responsible hosts, made our trip more enjoyable.
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Although my dog can't talk, I believe he had a blast. We used to take him to a kennel before finding DogVacay and he'd loose a lot of weight while we were gone. When I picked up Zizou this time, he looked great. A sign to me that he had a good time. Dean was accommodating to our schedule: we're so grateful. We'll be return customers for sure!
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I cannot say enough about Small Dog Retreat! Dean and Carlos are wonderful! My "child" Max is a very nervous pup and these guys just get it! They understand small dogs and their needs as well as their mannerisms. I have no worries when we are away - I have all te faith and confidence that Max is in the most capable hands!
Thanks guys! You are the best!
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Stop looking. You have found a great dog sitter for the price. Dean also picked us up at the airport with our dog and is so flexible and responsive.
Dean and Carlos are great! After my flight got cancelled and I had to stay an extra night, they worked with me and made sure my pups had food for the extra night. They are very understanding and flexible and really care about the dogs.
Carlos and Dean are the best :)
Thank you for taking such good care of Dante, as usual :)
I've been taking my dog to Carlos and Dean for over a year, he loves it!
Dante loves to stay with Dean and Carlos : )
Thank you!
Flexible in pick up as there was flight delays. I appreciate that I can pick up my dog at 8-9pm.
This was the longest stay to date (3 nights) and Max did great!! He was well adjusted when I picked him up. It's so nice to have peace of mind when you are out of town! Thanks so much Dean & Carlos!
We were very happy with the service that Dean provided us. Great communication and Bosco was very happy when we picked him up. We would use him again in the future. Thx!
Dean is so accommodating and Jeter has a great time. This is a great place to leave my one fur child and I highly recommend it. Always a great stay.
Dean/Carlos is the best. :) What are you waiting for?
Our new boy George stayed with Dean and Carlos for a week, and did very well. It was great to see photos of him while away, looking engaged and happy! We will definitely request more stays with this dynamic duo!
They're so good with Penny. She came home happy and playful.
These guys were fantastic! No issues, very flexible. Will definitely use them again.
As always, Lucy had a blast staying over at Dean and Carlos' place this weekend. They're very flexible with schedules. This is already Lucy's 2nd weekend there in 2 weeks! We will definitely be back again -- SOON!
We LOVE Dean! He really is a genuine dog lover and not really into the money aspect of this business as much. We were originally planning on bringing our Lucy in at 6AM before going to the airport, but Dean just gave us a free night so we can bring her in the night before.

We also love that Dean sent us a photo of Lucy without us even asking for it yet. We know that our Lucy is in good hands when she's with Dean and Carlos.
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Dean and Carlos are great! They are well versed in the care and socialization of small dogs. This was Max's first visit. He was a little shy at first but did very well! They will be my "go to" dog sitter from now on!
As always, Mojo came home happy and healthy! Dean and Carlos also very flexible with drop off and pick up time. They are the best!
They're very sweet and know what they doing
Dean was a great host for my dog Kira! She is a dog that needs lots of attention! He was very responsive whenever I contacted him and sent photos to update me on how she was doing. Kira loved Dean and meeting her new friends! We will definitely be returning.
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Hapa cam back to us very happy. Dean and Carlos have taken great care of our dog!
Molly had a great stay with dean and carlos she came home happy and healthy . I received picture and text messages everyday to keep our mind at ease . We would highly recommend a stay at dean's . Thank you .
Our second time with Carlos and Dean. Hapa had a great time. Thanks
wouldn't leave my dog with anybody else...
awesome!!
It's always a great place for me to put my dog. They are nice and flexible with time. Oh! I love how they sent update pictures while my dog with them.
Always a pleasure to take my dog to Dean and Carlos for daycare, thanks again.
Thanks, Dean and Carlos! We love coming to you for daycare :)
Thank you - great guys, they take good care of my dog : )
Dean and Carlos are great and a pleasure to book with - thank you for taking such good care of Dante!
Dean/Carlos are the best period.
Our nervous little Pomchi seemed to have done well with Dean and Carlos. They have a bunch of cute little dogs in their home which helped Hapa to socialize a bit more while we were away. They sent us regular pictures of him so that we can be reassured he is doing okay.

We will definitely use them again in the future.
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Great as usual, already booked for my next trip!
Thanks very much, Dean and Carlos - Dante was excited (as usual) to go to daycare this morning : )
Totally pawsome! Chopita will be visiting again soon!
Dante loves Dean and Carlos, thanks for taking such good care of him!
Dean and Carlos are pawsome - I take my dog to them at least twice a week and he loves them. 5 stars every time.
Dean and Carlos do a great job of caring for my dog - he is excited to see them in the mornings and obviously bummed out on the days when he realizes he's not going. Thank you : )
Dante loves staying with Dean and Carlos!
Awesome as always! Ivy always has a great time!
As always, Dean and Carlos were great hosts. Will be returning again!
I've lost track on how many reviews I've given. Simply easy enough to put it. Dean and Carlos are the best dog sitters in town.
Dean And Carlos Again Was awesome, and took care of my puppy and made sure she got enough play time. Will be seeing you guys again!
Dean was awesome! My puppy had a great time and went home calm and smiling the whole ride home! She didn't want to leave. I will definitely be bringing ivy to him again, their dogs were very friendly and made ivy fit right in. I also loved the fact that I got photos to let me know how she was doing.
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We cannot thank Dean and Carlos enough. We planned an extended vacation (3 weeks) and were freaking out not knowing who to trust to take care of our baby. She's never stayed over anyone's place without either one of us so it was difficult to trust a person off a website. Fortunately, the stay seemed more of a vacation than anything seeing how happy and healthy she was when we picked her up. Our daughter gets along with other dogs, but she's picky when it comes to extended play time. She found two dogs she happily played with. Even when we dropped her off after our first meeting with Dean, our daughter jumped out of my arms out of excitement once she knew we were in front of Dean's place (she never did that before). Our concluding remarks, if you're going to trust anyone with your beloved pets, trust these two gentlemen.
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Dean and Carlos did an amazing job taking care of our baby. When we picked her up, we were astounding to find her fur wasn't matted given it would be after a few days under our own loving care. Whatever they did, they really cared for her and we could not have found a better pet sitter.
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Its always great to have a trusted person to take care of your dog and that we don't need to worry about it when we take your vacation. Dean and Carlos are great guys that take care of my dog well.
Its great to know that he's available on the holidays and when we take our vacations. When I drop off my dog, she starts running to her friends, so its a good feeling.
Dean sends me pictures of my dog when I'm out on trips so it gives me a smile that she's having a vacation too while I'm on vacation.
I liked that Dean was flexible with the dates and pick-up times. He takes care of my dog well and I feel secured leaving her there.
Dean and Carlos are great hosts (as always). Thanks for taking care of Mickey over the weekend. Mickey has stayed over at Dean's several times in the past one year. I have been very satisfied with the care that the hosts provide. I recommend Dean for boarding your lil one.
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Dean and Carlos are amazing. I am so happy I found them. A+++++ .
This is probably review 5+ and every time it's always the same thing....... Dean and Carlos are simply amazing!!!!!! Carlos always take's great care of my Ginger she's always happy when I see her, I'm sure she'll miss you. Thanks Carlos!!!!
I was in a serious pickle and only gave Dean/Carlos a 24hour notice and not only did they come through but they let me add an extra day on top of my original reservation. Again you MUST use Carlos/Dean. I love these guys, always there for me!
As always these guys are great, (Dean/Carlos) They treat Ginger like one of there own dogs and it makes me very happy to know Ginger is in great hands.
Dean and Carlos are always great!
They were the best host I could ever imagine for Roxy! I would highly recommend them! It's rare to come back from a vacation and feel like your dog also had a great time. A+++
Dean and Carlos are great! I just moved to the area and I am so happy I found them - they clearly care very much about the dogs in their care, my dog Dante included : )
Dean and Carlos took great care of Speedy, and were very flexible with my last-minute travel emergency. Will definitely arrange a dog vacay with them again if available! cb
Good job.
Great job.
Dean was very responsive and flexible in arranging a nine-day stay for our dog. His house is very dog-centric. One look was enough to convince us that it's a place where dogs are loved. When we picked up our dog, she looked well taken care of. From now on, Dean will be our go-to sitter.
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Everything went great!
Great Hosts! My first experience was very,very good.

I plan to use them, again. Quite a few other small- sized dogs -- great for socialization.

Someone is always there 24/7 -- a very good thing. And all hour access to an outdoor patio is great, too.

Loved getting photos of my little girl, while I was away.
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Dean and Carlos are very nice, took very good care of my dog Jake. He came home very happy! They sent us updates on how Jake was doing. Thank you!
Dean Is My Go To Host For Mika. His Rates Are Affordable And He Always Updates Me On How She's Doing. He Is Very Flexible And That's A Plus For Me.
Dean was very responsive to my inquiries and very flexible with my schedule. Both of which are very important to me. Dean is great at adjusting to different dog's personalities and he sent me pics of my little guy.
Charlie & Joey don't typically do well when we leave them. With Dean, however, they seemed happier & much less stressed when kenneled.

Dean took time to assess how they would do with his other pooches which I appreciated. If we lived in the area, I would call on him again. Since we don't, I will recommend him highly to others.
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Dean and Carlos do a great job as always looking after Mickey!
Great communication and very flexible with drop off/pick up times.
We had to leave our dachshund girl for over a month, she was well taken care of and she looked healthier than we left her. She also had a minor health issue upon arrival and Dean was very concerned and communicative. We would be happy to book another stay, to return her to her new human and doggie friends.
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Dean C was so accomodating. Took in my dog, Oscar at the very last minute. My dog had a good time in his care. Rate super affordable too!
Dean and Carlos are great! Our dog always gets so excited to stay with them and they have been very flexible with our flights getting delayed.
It's a great house for small dogs! The dogs have access to entire house to play and run around plus patio area.

All dogs I saw there were playing with each other having a good time.

The guys were great. We dropped off at 7am and picked up at 7:00am. They are also available for late pickups. Super nice to the dogs and super flexible. Someone is always with the dogs. It was the first time leaving my dog alone and I feel lucky finding such a nice family.

Thank you both! We will definitely be back!
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The hosts and their home were perfect for our small dog. She was happy and healthy when he picked her up after her first stay away from us!
Dean and Carlos were so great! They made my dogs feel at such ease, when I went to pick them up at the end of their stay, I saw how comfortable they were and how they didn't even realize I was there because they were having such a good time and were taking so great care of. They had a great time with their other little dog friends too! Thank you so much for being so flexible with my schedule and last minute request for boarding! You guys are great!!
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Dean and Carlos are amazing! Ginger always comes home happy! These guys treat my dog really well, will always use them!
This was our first experience using DogVacay and we were glad to have found Dean and Carlos . Price, convenience to our location, and flexibility was a perfect fit. From the first meet and greet and preparation for their stay, Dean was very responsive to emails. Our family was pleased with the photo updates, and being dog lovers themselves, we were relieved to know our two dogs were left in very capable hands of Dean and Carlos. This was our dogs’ first time boarding with other dogs, and they seemed happy and excited upon pickup.

I would recommend Dean and Carlos to others and would book with them for future stays.
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Dean and Carlos were great. This was the first time I have left Jeter in the care of non family... I don't think he noticed and he may have had more fun! Great place to leave your pups and I am all set to plan my next dog vacation!
Carlos and Dean are the best! I rely on them to watch my dog, Honey, while I am at work during the day. Their home environment is excellent for small dogs.
Highly recommended! Dean and Carlos are great and flexible!
I left my puppy Theo with Dean for two weeks while I was out of the country. Dean & Carlos took great care of my dog while I was gone. Dean updated me with pics throughout Theo's stay and from the looks of it, he had fun. Thanks Dean.
Again a great experience for Ginger. Dean and Carlos give assurance to me that ginger is in great hands and well taken cared of. My go to for all dog sitter/sleep over needs. Thanks again!
Dean and Carlos were very accommodating on short notice. My dog had fun and I didn't have to worry as I knew she was in good hands. Thanks!!
Carlos was great. He had no problem to take care of my dog for one more day because of my flight delay.
Dean and Carlos are absolutely amazing. Ginger had an amazing time at there house and made new friends. I will certainly use them again! Ginger came home well heavier than I remember which is good! She was comfortable enough to eat and enjoy herself, exactly what a DOG VACA is!. I recommend them without a doubt.
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I've used Dean three times now and every time went great. Whenever I am out of town and cannot bring my dog, I look up Dean's availability. He's affordable, his place is clean, roomy and most important my dog loves it there. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to board a small dog.
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Dean/Carlos are amazing hosts. This was our first time leaving our dog and Dean assured us she would be okay. He updated us pretty much every day with pictures and is always prompt in his responses.

Overall a wonderful dog-sitter and I would certainly recommend him!
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Mickey had a lot of fun during his stay. I recommend Dean's place to anyone looking for boarding small dogs. I have also written a more comprehensive review the first time Mickey stayed over. Be sure to read that as well.
No issues whatsoever. Great environment. Nothing negative to say, only positives. If I'm ever out if town again, I will definitely try to get Dean.
the photos sent via e-mail were just simba, it would have been nicer to see him with the other dogs ie. playing or at the park, overall we were very satisfied.
Dean is patient with a new dog getting acquainted with the others, and really accommodating and nice to deal with. Thanks!
Dean and Carlos were awesome. I loved that they kept me updated on my baby girl's status every day.
Mickey (my dog) had a great time at Dean's place.
I have left Mickey in other boarding places in the past and he had always been depressed when I picked him up. At Dean's my dog seems to have enjoyed his stay. He was happy when I picked him up. He was happy playing with the other doggies at his place. Dean and Carlos seem to have a lot of experience caring for dogs. Dean was also flexible in the pick up time and that worked out well with our late arrival time.
I would certainly recommend this place for overnight boarding. I will be using Dean's services again in the near future!
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Dean was a great host for Peanut. We heard about DogVacay a few days before our trip and we were able to get a meet n greet with Dean fairly quickly. Upon meeting him, we knew that Peanut would be fine with him. Hence we had a worry free trip. Great Host, Great Response, wouldn't have any issues leaving Peanut with Dean again.
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My husband and I interviewed a few possible hosts for daycare, but we were sold on Dean's responsiveness and flexibility. Kuro seems to enjoy the company of their dogs because he's quite tired when he comes home. Thanks!
Dean's been very responsive, since I began my search for Kuro's day care. His flexibility helps with our erratic schedules. Kuro was pretty wiped out after his first day, so he seemed to enjoy himself and the other doggy company. Thanks!
Dean was very flexible with the drop off and pick up times. He was also very responsive every time we called. It was our first time leaving Snoopy so we were pretty nervous. After we brought Snoopy home he was pooped so he must've had alot of fun with the other dogs!! Thanks Dean for taking care of our baby :)
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Dean and Carlos are extremely friendly and you can tell they really love dogs. My cockapoo, Bowser, came back after a weekend very happy. Thanks Dean!
So glad to have found Dean and Carlos! First time leaving my two babies with strangers and for a week long stay, I was truly apprehensive. But daily check-ins assured me they were faring well. When I picked them up I could tell they were well-cared for and enjoyed by their sitters. Home is comfortable, pet-friendly and my two boys received 24/7 care. They even went the extra mile for my picky eaters. Thank you Dean and Carlos! So glad I have found a fun, safe and caring environment for the boys when I need to travel.
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Dean & Carlos were great with our pup Lily! She was very happy and well cared for. We definitely recommend Dean to all pet parents!
Dean hosted Guppy for 4 nights, and was very accommodating to us! We met for a quick meet and greet beforehand, and Guppy had an amazing time at his place!
Halo really enjoyed her stay and got along great with the resident animals. And Dean was great with providing updates on how much fun Halo was having.
Dean was great. He was very flexible with drop off when my flight was delayed and Dash seemed to have had a great time. He can be very timid but Dean and his dogs were great and he ended up feeling right at home. He even got to open a present on Christmas morning!
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