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Sarah M.

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49 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

Sarah's Apartment

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Medium Balcony
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sarah

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up working at my dad's pet store, volunteering as a dog walker at the Hawaiian Humane Society for 4 years, volunteering as a dog walker at Philly's PAWS for 1 year, and running, kayaking, and swimming with my pup back in HI.

Details of your pup's stay:
• I'm available to and would love to give your pup extra care and attention. I work at a 10-person renewable energy startup, and everyone on our team happens to love dogs. We have a spacious open office and thoroughly enjoy having a rotating cast of favorite canine mascots in our work space.
• Fun and frequent walks. At least 4 separate 30 minute outings per day (I live less than a block away from the enclosed Rincon Hill Dog Park, and I'm also in easy walking distance of Rincon Park, Brannan Street Wharf Park, and South Beach Park). We'd also make the walk along the Embarcadero over to my office every workday morning and evening.
• Flexible meal times. I can adjust meal times to fit your pup's normal schedule.
• Large, comfortable 2 BR+living room space to play, lounge, and rest in the evenings.

My dog at home in HI is treated like a member of the family, and I'll welcome and treat your pup as the same.

**A note for some of my repeat guests: Unfortunately my new building does not allow me to watch pups over 40 pounds. So while I will no longer be able to host pups over 40 lbs at my place, I have the most thoughtful, caring friend who also hosts pups at his home in the Sunset. Send me a message if you'd like to be connected with him! We hang out at each other's homes pretty often, and he's probably already great buds with your pups (and shown up in pictures I've sent to you over your pup's stay).
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Sarah M.

Online Now!
49 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
$15 /bath
$40 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
49 Reviews
Sarah knows exactly what dogs need to feel home away from home. She works from home which means she can spend all day with your pup. I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience with Sarah.
Sarah is a loving kind dog sitter. I highly recommend her!
Sarah is a great dog sitter!
Sarah was a lifesaver! I had some unexpected construction going on in my home and needed to find a place for my dog to stay at the last minute. Sarah responded promptly and was understanding of the situation. I had to rebook her several times when the construction went on longer than expected.
Sarah sent me photo updates throughout the day, and took my baby on several walks each day. She also made homemade puppy treats!!! I highly recommend Sarah. If you need to leave your baby with someone for a few days, you can feel safe knowing that Sarah will treat your pup as if her or she were her own.
This was the first time we left our year old pup in someone else's care and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Sarah. She is one of the warmest, most thoughtful and kind people we have met and she and our pup developed a genuine bond which was beautiful to witness. Sarah has definitely become part of our pup's pack family and we are so grateful to her for the love and care she provided in the two weeks we were away. She sent pictures daily and it was awesome to see how happy our pup was (and how little she missed us!) Sarah's great love for dogs shines through and we'd recommend her to anyone!
I am so so happy we found Sarah! We traveled home to Australia for a week and while I was worried about leaving my puppy in the US without us, she was in great care with Sarah. We had multiple updates daily and Delilah had a great time. Too great a time actually, she seems sad to be home ;) Thank you Sarah, we'll definitely ask you to look after Delilah for future holidays.
It's probably 6th time when I leave my dog with Sarah. He loves staying with her. And I love to get daily pictures of him. I would absolutely recommend her.
Another fantastic stay with Sarah! Love the frequent updates and texts. Highly recommend!
Sarah was absolutely amazing both to willa and to us! She took wonderful care of willa! Took her on frequent outings, played with her while at home, petted her and gave her love! Willa was so happy and tired when she came home! Sarah sent us pictures several times a day. We have three kids and they loved seeing what willa was up to while we were away! And, the day after we were back, Sarah sent us a collage of pictures of willa's stay wIth her. So sweet and thoughtful! Thank you for such a wonderful experIence! We will be calling you every time we need dog sitting!!!
Sarah is the best host you could ask for—she was quick with communication, kept us continuously updated with pictures of Charlie, was easy to interact with, and Charlie liked her immediately. She will be the first person we will ask to watch Charlie when we need a sitter. Thanks Sarah!
Sarah was great! She was professional and on time. Lots of pics of my pup having a good time. Will definitely have my pup stay with her again.
My dog decided to dislike one of Sarah's friends. She dear leith the situation amazingly and even helped us find another host since we were out of town. We will recommend her for sure. Thanks Sarah
Wonderful experience. Sarah sent frequent updates and photos showing that our pup was having a fantastic time, with multiple walks per day, cuddles in bed, and even gourmet treats. He seemed a bit sad to leave her and I don't blame him! Happy to have found Sarah and will definitely book again. Thanks!
Sarah was awesome! She was very flexible with pick-up/drop-off scheduling, and kept us updated with pictures of Yogi throughout his stay. The best part is, judging by the pictures, we can tell Yogi was comfortable and loved his stay with Sarah.
Sarah is amazing! I can definitely tell Yogi had a great stay with Sarah :) Yogi usually gets stressed and anxious after staying at an unfamiliar place but he came home happy and well rested.
She kept me updated with lots of pictures which I really appreciated.
I highly highly recommend Sarah!
Panda had a wonderful time.
Panda always has a wonderful time with Sarah!
Sarah was super attentive, responsible, patient and accommodating with our high energy dog. She gave him lots of attention and exercise, and it wasn't long before he fell right at home. We could not have asked for a better host!
Winnie had a great time staying with Sarah. From the frequent photo updates, it looked like she had multiple chances per day to get out and explore the surrounding parks and make some new friends. Sarah was very communicative and accommodating to our schedule.
Chloe honestly had the best time with Sarah. When it came time to leave, I'm not exactly sure whether Chloe even wanted to come home! We feel so great knowing that any time we have to leave town, Chloe will be taken care of like family.
Scoops had another great stay with Sarah. She was very nice, communicative, and flexible.
Panda was excited to stay with Sarah again!
Always a great feeling to know your dog is being taken are of and will come home happy! We love having Bo with Sarah.
Sarah was a great sitter. She was very communicative and sent us so many pictures during our babies' stay. Her location is great, with close access to the dogpark and her place is a very comfortable environment as well. This was our first booking through Dogvacay, and at first we had our concerns about letting other people taking care of our dogs, but would book Sarah again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend her.
Sarah was awesome with our 15-month-old cockapoo, Thompson. We had never left him with anyone else before and I couldn't be happier about leaving him with Sarah.

We were gone for 4 days and received picture updates every few hours the whole time. She was very active with him, including lots of walks on the canal near her home, going to the dog park, and just playing with him at home.

She was easy to be in touch with before, during, and at the end of our trip. The meet-and-greet beforehand was easy to schedule and made both me and Thompson feel really comfortable with her. She was also really flexible about picking him up after my flight got in late on our last day.

I'd recommend Sarah to anyone I cared about and plan to use her again.
Sarah was so awesome with our new puppy! She was so flexible with us about drop off and pick up. We just adopted our 9 month old puppy from the SPCA the week before. She was very patient and willing to have him with all the extra work he needed. She was also very communicative and sent many pictures. We had a great weekend away w/o having to worry about him. I would recommend Sarah to watch anyone's dog!
Sarah took care of our Chocolate Lab (Renton) for seven days while we were on vacation. This was our first time using DogVacay and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Sarah was quick to respond to our request for a reservation. We knew Renton would be in great hands the instant we met Sarah during our Meet-n-Greet. She was incredibly flexible when setting up the initial Meet-n-Greet and in coordinating our drop-off and pick-up times. Sarah’s apartment is in a fantastic location with a dog park close by. Her apartment was clean, spacious, and conducive to hosting a few dogs at a time. We met her roommates who were also very sweet, and it was nice knowing Renton had several people to love on him! Sarah took Renton on multiple daily walks and they went to the dog park at least once a day. We really appreciated getting daily updates and pictures. Renton absolutely adores Sarah, and so do we! We definitely plan on having Sarah watch Renton again during our next vacation and highly recommend her.
Once again Bo has been spoiled and extremely we taken care of at Sarah's house. Thanks to all her office mates as well for the belly rubs that Bo loves. We'll be back!
Sarah - thanks so much for being awesome. We appreciated having you send pics and updates as well as being so flexible with our pick up. Charlie was beat at the end of the day from playing with you and Loaf. We'll be frequent visitors!
Bo had such a good time with Sarah and her roommate. Walks, cuddles and lots of playtime. Love getting all the photos to know things are going well. We will be calling Sarah again for sure.
Awesome! Panda was one happy pooch!
We had come to the city with our mini dachshund to do some sightseeing. We didn't realize that we wouldn't be able to leave the dog in the hotel room until it was too late so at the last-minute we had to find someone to watch the dog. Thankfully, Sarah responded very quickly to our request to watch her for the day. We got lots of photo updates of Pippa and felt very good about the quality of care she got. If we're ever back in San Francisco, we would definitely use Sarah again!
Sarah took great care of our dog for a week while we were on vacation. She sent us a ton of photos and was in close communication with us throughout his stay. He clearly got a lot of love and attention while he was staying with her. Sarah was also extremely flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, which made planning our vacation a lot easier. We'd highly recommend her!
Not that she needs another positive review, but Sarah was stellar all around. She clearly has great rapport with dogs and sent frequent pictures of all the great walks she was taking Loafie on. Can't recommend her enough!
Sarah was great, very accommodating from the initial meeting, she hit it off with Mac right away. There is no question that she loves dogs and loves having them in her home. She sent us multiple photos every day of our trip, emailed us when she was worried that he was not settling down at night but she and Mac soon sorted that out. When we picked him up he was happy & healthy and just a little reluctant to leave.
We could not be more impressed by Sarah and DogVacay, we will certainly be leaving Mac with her again.
Sarah was so great with our dog Nugget. We booked her a couple of days before for a daycare sitting and Sarah responded within an hour or two to my questions. She was flexible with the pick up and drop off time. I told her she didn't need to walk Nugget but she insisted on bringing Nugget to the park a few times and giving her a nice walk which I appreciated. Most dog vacay boarders charge an additional fee for this. She sent me photos and updates throughout the day and I was so pleased that Nugget liked her right away. I knew I could relax knowing my dog was in good hands with someone she was comfortable with. Will definitely use her again!
Great host, repeat dogvacay with Sarah. Rocky loves the attention he gets at her place. Lots of photos and walks. Happy pup!
Another awesome experience with Sarah!!!
Sarah was great, friendly and thorough when chatting about how to best care for Piper. She sent updates via the site, and made it easy to drop off and pick up. She clearly likes dogs and I feel confident sending any pup her way. I second the other reviewer who said she's a good communicator. Highly recommend!
Sarah was a great sitter for Rufus. She was super accommodating and flexible when Rufus ran into a bit of an unexpected behavioral issue, and her regular photos and text updates kept me reassured that he was safe and happy. Highly recommended!
Once again, Sarah rocks! She is the best in the city for watching your lovely pooch! HIGHLY recommend her!
Sarah was a FANTASTIC host for my 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier the past week! Over his five day stay, I received 1-2 daily updates with pictures on how the little guy was doing, along with a few text messages to give me 100% confidence he was OK. Sarah was also flexible with pick up and drop off hours given my crazy travel schedule for work.

I would highly recommend Sarah and definitely plan to use her again!!
Sarah is amazing! I felt very comfortable leaving Harley with her knowing that he was safe and getting lots of exercise and love. She sent me photos daily. Harley can't wait to stay with her again!
Sarah was so great with our Charlie! She was extremely friendly and made us completely at ease on our trip. Her daily photos and text messages warmed our hearts and made it feel like we were right there with him! I HIGHLY recommend Sarah!
Sarah was awesome! She took very good care of our pup while we were gone. Sarah sent photos and updates about sunny, and sunny even got to go on 4 walks a day! We were so happy with Sarah and will definitely have Sarah take care of sunny again. Thanks Sarah!
Sarah was great! She took care of Scoops for three nights, and there were no issues whatsoever. She sent me pictures, updates, and was very flexible for drop-off and pick-up times. I definitely recommend her and will definitely reach out to her in the future.
Sarah was awesome! I got many updates and pics of Panda. I could tell he loved hanging out with Sarah and her roommate.
Sarah is a great dog sitter and a sweet, caring person....When she first met my pup, she immediately connected with him, with a warmth and confidence that made it easy for him to trust her. After his first stay with her, he came home feeling peaceful and happy, and it was clear he'd gotten the combo of activities and lazy times that he loves....Sarah is very good with people too. She's smart, thoughtful, and always communicates in a timely fashion....You should definitely give your dog the pleasure of visiting with her -- and give yourself the peace of mind that comes along with that.
We were extremely lucky to have found Sarah on such short notice, during the very busy holiday season. She was very caring, responsible, flexible, and just loved our dog, Hudson, like he was her own. She bought him treats, took him for lots of walks, socialized with other dogs, and even took immediate action when Hudson's paw showed signs of irritation. Her daily updates via photos, videos, and text messages made us feel at ease, knowing our pup was in good hands while having a blast at the same time! She was very sincere and we could tell she really loved what she was doing. Thanks, Sarah! :)
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