DogVacay is joining the Rover pack!

Sugarhound Lodge

View All
47
Photos

Deborah & Rafael S.

147 Reviews
85 Repeat Guests
$46/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, Australian Cattle Dog, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky, Vizsla, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Alaskan Malamute

Deborah & Rafael's Resident Pets

Maximo
Mixed
Male
10 yr 4 mo old
Sophia
Poodle
Female
5 yr 4 mo old

Deborah & Rafael's House

View Neighborhood Map
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Deborah & Rafael

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Due to a broken foot, I won't be scheduling Meet-n-Greets w/new clients until June. Current clients are welcome to book. Rafael will be leading all walks and assisting me with day-to-day dog care. :Deborah

Vacation with peace of mind knowing your pooch will be safe-and-sound…and perhaps a bit overly loved. We specialize in free-range petsitting; no crates, cages, or kennels. There’s always lots of playing, snacking, and sunbathing, plus we go for daily urban hikes/runs around Silver Lake Reservoir, Echo Park Lake, Elysian Park or up to Bronson Canyon.

OUR PLACE:
Our Silver Lake home is super dog-friendly. There’s a nice-size patio and yard, which is safely enclosed with a 6-foot fence all the way around the property. We have an open-door policy: The patio door stays open all day so your pooch can be inside or outside whenever they please. Snuggling is strongly encouraged here, and guest pups are perfectly welcome to sleep on the bed if they’re so inclined.

EXPERIENCE/SUPERVISION:
Both of us grew up with dogs and have petsitting experience for friends and neighbors. I (Deborah) have fostered various breeds, including elderly dogs, pups just coming out of surgery and those with health issues. I welcome detailed care instructions and/or special needs cases. If your dog is an exercise hound, Rafael loves to go for extended runs. I work at home so I'm here most of the time, and if I have to step out, Rafael will usually be on hand to dogsit. Plus, your pup will have constant company with resident canines Maximo (34-lb mixed breed male) and Sophia (female Standard Poodle).

WALK FOR A DOG
While on vacay at Sugarhound Lodge, your dog will be helping other, less-fortunate pups just by going for our daily walks and hikes. We use the “Walk for a Dog” app by wooftrax.com, which means that every mile your pup logs with us helps fund our favorite rescue, Ace of Hearts.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
** Drop-off/Pickup hours: 8am-9pm **
- No puppies under 1 year old
- All dogs must be on flea medication
- All dogs must be spayed/neutered

We do require a Meet-n-Greet before accepting a first-time booking. Even if our calendar says we’re booked for boarding, we’re still available for Meet-n-Greets. Please click on "Contact Deborah & Rafael" to message us through our page, and we'll work it out.

We do not hold tentative dates. You're welcome to text us to check availability, but **you must make a reservation through this DogVacay page to secure a booking for your dog.** If necessary, you can always cancel up to three days before your trip for a full refund.

Check us out on Instagram @sugarhoundlodge
Read More about Deborah & Rafael...
Contact Deborah & Rafael
Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Deborah & Rafael S.

147 Reviews
85 Repeat Guests
$46/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Deborah & Rafael's Home
$46 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
147 Reviews
Deborah was great. Very easy to communicate with and very organized. My little Cyrus was very comfortable with her and at her house. It's always nice to find someone who cares so well for your dog!
Deborah and Rafael were fantastic hosts. They are very professional yet very relaxed. They love and are committed to every dog they host in their home. Our dog was sad to leave!
Deborah and Rafael are the greatest people on the planet. Our dog had THE BEST TIME staying with them. We would recommend them to anyone and are definitely going to be sending our pup back next time we leave town! Our boy Marty is going to miss them dearly.
Read More...
Read All 147 Reviews
Phone Reservation Required
Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, you cannot message this Host directly at this time. Please contact our Concierge team at 855-DOG-VACAY and we will help you find a PAWesome host!