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James K.
San Francisco, CA 94105
9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Senior Dogs

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About James

Warning! We have been known to create an amazing GoPro video for you about your pet's experience--from your pet's perspective :)
(Let us know if you prefer we not video and we'll obviously honor your wishes)

Also, we welcome all dogs on the weekends. On the weekdays, only dogs under 15 pounds can be considered because we take them to work. Thanks!
We absolutely adore animals of all kinds. We have hardwood floors for accidents, and filtered water. There is a secure and friendly dog park around the corner, and for energetic pooches, an on-leash run on the Embarcadero!

James has volunteered at the Dog Shelter for years, has CPR/Rescue training(for humans) and understanding of CPR for dogs. We have absolutely no chemicals or toxins accessible.

After many years of dog sitting, and volunteering at the local shelter, we've welcomed a variety of different dogs into our home. We look forward to learning more about you and your loved pet(s)!

We have administered eye creams, injections, and many other medicines. We don't typically clip nails because of the risk of injury.

We typically prefer clean, well-groomed, well-tempered animals with character. We have no animals of our own.

We typically walk 3+ times a day depending on the dogs habits. If your dog will enjoy it, a run is always fun as well.

Your dog is welcome on our bed, on a dog bed, or on a dog bed in another room depending on the owner's rules and dog's preferences.

We typically only dog-sit on the weekends because we feel it's important to be with a guest dog at all times.
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James K.
San Francisco, CA 94105
9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated November 20, 2015


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Boarding Overnight At James's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
$23 /min
$37 /max
$17 /bath
9 Reviews
James and Mandy are great sitters! At our meet and greet, they took time to really get to know my dog and made him feel welcome in their beautiful home. It's clear that James knows a lot about dog behavior, and it made it easy to trust him with my boy. They also made my dog part of their daily lives during his visits — with lots of time together at home, going to places around town, and even going to work with James. James' communication is also really good. It was easy to book with him, and he sent pictures during visits, as well as making drop-offs and pick-ups easy. Highly recommended!
James and Mandy were really sweet and have an awesome place! I felt really comfortable leaving my baby with them. Especially after they sent me pics of him during his stay. Really put my mind to ease. I would definitely recommend them! They are the definition of dog lovers. James was even able to explain some of Gusgus' actions. He is very knowledgable and I'm sure any dog owner would appreciate that.
Norm had the BEST vacay with James and Mandy! He wasn't left alone the whole time and they sent me plenty of pictures/updates. Even took him to the dogpark a few times! Very responsive to my texts and it didn't hurt that they live in a beautiful condo!
James is fantastic - he kept Hemi active, kept us posted, and was extremely easy for pickup and dropoff. We'd work with him again any time.
James and Mandy were great all around. Communication was fast and thorough, we got some good pics during the sit, and Brando tells us he had a fine time. Would definitely send him back again!
Mandy & James are great with Tofu. She takes off without looking bad. That's a good thing! Definitely recommend because my dog's wagging tail says everything.
Repeat visitor with James and Mandy! My dog was quite happy to see them again when I had to drop her off a second time. That says a lot and so glad they are on Dog Vacay!
James & Mandy took great care of Tofu, my 5 lb poodle for the weekend. They were concerned that she adjust to her surroundings before I leave so that Tofu's separation anxiety would be minimized as much as possible. Upon their suggestion we spent some time for Tofu to acclimate to her new hosts and surroundings. This was helpful for both Tofu and I. Throughout Tofu's stay I received pictures and texts just so I could check on her progress. Very communicative and responsive especially when coordinating drop off and pick up. Would not hesitate to have them sit her again!
James and Mandy were amazing puppy parents while my girlfriend and I were out of town. I felt very comfortable leaving our pup with such nice, active people and it was awesome to get pictures and updates via twitter!

This was the first time we'd used dogvacay and I feel like the bar has been set very high. James and Mandy were not only great people, but also had lots of experience with dog sitting. They asked questions that we hadn't even considered and really helped us to better prepare for our pup's stay.

My girlfriend's flight was grounded on our pick up date and Pickles' stay needed to be extended, we were panicking, but James was very understanding and was able to keep our pup for another half a day. This was a life saver.

We couldn't have asked for better dog sitters.
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