Steve's Dog Paradise

View All
10
Photos

Steve M.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Steve's Resident Pets

Trooper
English Springer Spaniel
Male
5 yr 11 mo old

Steve's House

View Neighborhood Map
Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Steve

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a work from home professional with kids and a wonderful dog of my own. I have a large house with a fenced back yard in a quiet neighborhood, with lots of sidewalks and nearby parks. My own dog gets along very well with all dogs, and loves to play!
On a typical day I will walk your dog with mine in the morning and in the evening, though if I have time and the weather is good I do get out at lunch as well. I will feed them morning and evening, if a dog has special dietary needs please discuss them with me. I will accommodate any reasonable schedule. I will provide leash training while the dog is with me. Additionally I will work on the sit and stay commands on each walk as this makes for a more enjoyable owner experience, and honestly dogs love to please so practicing simple commands followed by positive reinforcement makes them so happy!

My own dog is crate trained and I am a believer in crate training for dogs, it gives them their own space inside our homes to call their own and eliminates territorial aggressiveness that is often the root of aggressiveness towards humans.
I insist on meeting your dog prior to scheduling a first time stay, so I can see how well your dog gets along with mine - I have never rejected a dog for this reason, though I feel it's important to verify that before hand. I will also look for aggressiveness towards myself and extreme shyness. I have a lot experience with dogs and can deal with shy dogs, aggressive dogs on the other hand I would refuse to care for though I have never had to reject a dog due to aggression.
I do have children in my house - they are school-age and are familiar with dogs, like most children they have a lot of energy and will help entertain your dog when they are here.
Read More about Steve...
Contact Steve
Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Steve M.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steve's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Steve's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Training
$55 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
More Services
16 Reviews
Billy did really well with Steve. Steve was very accommodating and flexible. He was great about following Billy's diet (canned and dry food) and giving him his medication (twice a day!). He also made sure Billy stayed safe since we told him that Billy could get into "trouble" if unsupervised. Steve also sent us pictures of Billy every day. Next time we go out of time, we would definitely check Steve's availability first!
Read More...
If my dogs could speak, they would probably say: "Please, can we go back to Steve? He is the kindest, friendliest, caring and loving pet sitter around". And who would I be to disagree? Thank you Steve. My babies were happy and content after their very long stay with you.
Read More...
Steve was great. Duffy came home safe and sound and I loved the pictures Steve sent. All in all a great experience. And Steve has delightful children who loved my dog. Doesn't get better than this. Thanks to the Meyer family. Fran Arch
We were very happy with Steve's services. Riggs came home happy and tired which is always a good sign. We will certainly use Steve again.
Steve was great. We felt like we could trust him right away. He knows a lot about dogs and he always kept me updated. This was my first time using dog vaycay and I was so worried about Snickers and Jackie but It was no bother to Steve. I will be using Steve from now on. Thank you Steve for being so kind to my babies!
Read More...
Our pups had a great time with Steve and his family while we were busy getting married. Steve was so kind to bring our dogs to our wedding venue for a quick photo shoot so we could get a family photo with them before the wedding. He really went above and beyond for us. Thank you, Steve!
Read More...
We are very happy about Lucky's stay with Steve's house, and the boarding Steve provided for Lucky was very professional and careful which made our vacation very relax and no need to wary about our dog while we were thousands of miles away from him. Thanks, Steve!
Read More...
Steve took care of my 2 year old husky for one day. they went on a hike and Steve kept me updated on my pet with frequent pictures. Steve is a great and attentive host, and is very responsive. Will definitely recommend him for other pet owners and will use his pet sitting services again in the future.
Read More...
Steve is awesome! I highly recommend Steve. Thanks again Steve. Tobie misses you.
Very attentive and easy to coordinate with! Thank you Steve!
Marley has not been without our family much in her 2+ years, and she came back tired and happy. I attribute that to all the fun she must have had playing with Trooper, Steve's dog.

This was just a trial run to get Marley used to being without us, and we will definitely send her back to Steve's again, whose experience with dogs has helped us feel a lot less nervous knowing Marley's separation anxiety issues.
Read More...
Thanks for taking of Lindy. Lindy enjoyed meeting your other dogs.
Steve and his kids did an excellent job making my dog feel loved and cared for in the 2+ weeks that I was away. Koko was free to chill inside or play in the fenced in yard outside with the very sweet resident spaniel dog.

Steve was very responsive and in addition to making sure Koko received his oral medication twice a day, I got daily updates and pictures during my time away. Thank you Steve!
Read More...
Steve provided a quality and timely service for my family and our dog. He took excellent care of my Springer Spaniel and sent me text updates every day with pictures of how my dog was doing.

My dog returned to me healthy, content and without the anxiety that he usually gets when at a traditional kennel or dog boarder.

I would gladly recommend Steve to anyone in need of dog boarding.
Read More...
Steve did a great job with my dog! My dog actually got exercise and lost some weight so we will definitely be back! Thanks Steve!
Steve and his family made Linus & Skyfall at home the instant they entered the house. The dogs were loved - exercised - fed and paid a high-level of attention. Steve will always be our first choice when it comes to any type of care for Linus & Skyfall - they were treated like family.
Read More...
Read All 16 Reviews