The Dog House

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71 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Pit Bull Terrier

LAVAL [VAL]'s Resident Pets

Princess Alexandra Autumn [Lexi]
Golden Retriever
7 yr 8 mo old

LAVAL [VAL]'s House

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


7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am farm-raised and love animals. We have a fenced, small back yard that is semi-shaded. We have a golden retriever who loves other dogs.
Our home is smoke-free with three couches just for dogs. We also have an escape-proof fence to prevent medium-large dogs from leaving the yard, and two tie-out cables for small dogs.
In warmer months, we provide a doggie pool. We do not make the pool available unless we are on site to supervise its use.
We have experience caring for post-surgical and elderly dogs. We also enjoy providing livelier dogs with supervised play.
We cannot accept puppies/dogs that are not fully house-trained, that are aggressive or that have serious separation anxiety.
When a dog proves to be shy or easily intimidated by other dogs, we provide them with a "safe" zone.
We will take some dogs on walks when needed. During warmer months the dogs are free to exit the home into the backyard for exercise and/or the call of nature. We have been boarding dogs since Sept., 2014 and have many happy owners as clients. Please see our client-written reviews.
What we present: daycare and overnight boarding for dogs

What we promise: security for your dog and serenity for you
Your dog will be well-cared-for and you can be worry free while you are away.

What we provide: treats [lamb & rice biscuits] for your dog and photos for you. We will take pictures of your dog during
their stay with us and send them to you via Dogvacay’s website.

What we predict: Your pup will return to you happy.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues


71 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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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
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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.
Phone Interviewed
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At LAVAL [VAL]'s Home
$25 /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 LAVAL [VAL]'s Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 /bath
71 Reviews
My little dog felt right at home even with big dogs there. I left her,feeling confident that she was going to be well taken care of and well loved. She will be returning in a few weeks for a longer stay.
I could tell by the pictures Sarge sent that Bella had a great time while we were gone. It was nice seeing and knowing that she was in such a great place with great people. It also helped that Sarge has his own dog, Lexi, that Bella could play with.
Lola had a great stay. Very accommodating. Will definitely have Lola stay again.
Val was very accommodating to our husky's needs and our fluctuating schedule.
I am so glad that I found DogVaycay and pleased with Val too. I could tell my pup was happy to see me when I picked her up, but not too excited, like if I left her for a few more days she'd be okay with that. The house dog is so sweet too. My only complaint is they might have spoiled my pup a little too much, like when kids stay with Grandma.
Val was a great host and we'll definitely use him again
My dog had a wonderful overnight stay at Val's! I hate being away from my furry friend, but I was happy to leave him worry-free in a loving home. If you're looking for a friendly and responsible dog-sitter, I would highly recommend Val.
Val took great care of my lab mix Penny. I think Val gives great care and I would highly recommend him to other pet owners. He does a wonderful job.
Val and his wife, Chari, are so great! Our dogs are not especially easy to care for, and they did an amazing job. Val is also super quick to respond to any questions or comments. He is awesome!
Val was great ., He sent us woof woof pix a dig looked like our girl was having a good time, We asked if he wanted to watch her in Jan, did not take him long to say yes she was good, I like that she had a home feeling , this is important to us as she was abused when she was a pup, and my son rescued her , thanks Tesalas Mom and Dad woof woof to Val
Bear was very welcomed into the home and he came home much calmer than when we have kenneled him. He had much more one on one play time and we know he was well taken care of. Val sent us emails and pictures while we were away which were greatly appreciated.
Very organized and professional. Val really knows dogs. Thanks, Val.
Great dog sitter. Has a lot of experience with animals and very well organized.
Val provided excellent care for my lab 9 month old puppy. He communicated well and kept me updated with pictures. Penny seemed very happy and comfortable with Val. I definitely would recommend Val for your dog boarding needs. He is great!
With an eventful week, you guys were so flexible to give my dog a break and his person a break. Time was adjusted several times and you compensated graciously. With a high energy dog, you did what needed to be done to keep him safe and happy while I was away for a few hours. I would very much recommend your services to others. Thank you.
Val was so great with our dog Colby! He definitely paid close attention to him as he is a young dog and we really appreciated that! I also loved all the photos he sent us while we were away. Colby seemed to love his time there and came back a tired pup from so much playing! Thanks Val for the great care and attention for Colby! We know we will use Val again when we're out of town.
Val was very open and flexible with us. We felt completely comfortable leaving Lola knowing she would be well cared for. We had never left her for an extended stay before and the updates and pictures were greatly appreciated. Our dog is very shy with new people and Val was totally patient and let Lola open up on her own terms. Lola will be staying with Val again in the near future.
Our dog always enjoys visiting LaVal and we can vacation without worrying about our pet.
Sarge gives me the piece of mind I need when I am traveling and need someone to take good care of my little Emma.
He is extremely gentile and absolutely loves what he does. I completely trust on him with my eyes closed.
And it's not just me saying. The way Emma waves her tail when she gets at his place tells me more than I need about Sarge.
Val was really great with my dog. Max is pretty new to us and I probably had more separation anxiety than he did. Val was very kind to both of us, and handled Max's transition very professionally. He also was organized, which I appreciate, and I would certainly recommend his place for a stay.
I took my dog for a night before leaving him for a week hen I took him there for the second time, he was very excited to see them again, which spoke about how well they treated him. I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing he was in good hands. My dog was able to enjoy the company of other dogs. He has separation anxiety but he had company mot of the time. Aval and his wife have very grounded presences, which help the dogs feel at ease. They make the dogs feel at home. I will use their services again!
We felt very confident that our Riley was well taken care of while we were away. We believe Val had Riley's best interest at the forefront. Riley's toy was left behind when he was picked up and Val delivered it to our house. That made a big impression on us. We found out at the end of the visit that our son had worked with Val and mentioned how well trusted and liked he was on the job. It made us feel all the more delighted we chose Val. We would highly recommend Val to care for your pet.
Thank you Val for taking care of Koby. I really appreciate all the tips you provided to engage high energy Koby. We were so relieved that he was with you when we were out of town.
Val and Sheri did a wonderful job caring for our Golden. It was awesome to get picture updates and see how well our Ruby was doing. I would recommend Val to anyone who is looking for a high quality dog sitter.
My dog was very happy at Val's home, and I felt very comfortable leaving him there! We will definitely be back. Thank you Val for your home hospitality!
Reggie loved his stay with Laval and family. So attentive and considerate of his comfort and needs. He was so happy when picked up. Sleepy after all the activity. Hope to come again soon.
I love that val has convenient drop-off/pick up times that work for me-unlike a kennel when you are forced to drop-off and pick-up at the open times only-which I am usually forced to pay for sunday as most kennels are not even open for me to pick up in the morning on sundays
Val did a great job taking care of our 2 pups. You can tell he really loves dogs and does an excellent job caring for them like they are his own. We are so happy that we found someone trustworthy and so close to us. Look forward to using his services in the future!
Val did great with Lucy. She enjoyed her visit. I highly recommend using Val to anyone. This was our first experience with DogVacay and leaving our dog. He helped her with her separation anxiety and was very kind to her.
Very responsive, and really seemed to care about our dogs!
Sarge and Chari were amazing doggie hosts. We left our Maggie Mae with them while we were away for a month. Before this when we'd go away and leave Maggie at a kennel we'd come back to a very anxious dog with hot spots that had become infected. With Sarge and Chari, she came home in such a happy state. They gave her medicine to clear up an ear infection and we got picture updates. Maggie got to play outside with the other dogs, relax on their couch and even on their bed. We felt so good about her stay with Sarge and Chari and will definitely be booking with them again.
Mogli had a great dogvacay! Thanks Sarge.
Reggie had a wonderful time over nite with Val and his wife. Reggie got the attention he needed and such a warm home environment. Enjoyed the other dogs with nice backyard space to play in. Cute picture of he and his doggie friends was appreciated. Certainly will stay with Val and family again
Val was awesome with my little Shorkie. He kept her safe and happy the whole week I was gone. I got picture updates which helped with "separation anxiety!" When she was with Val, I knew she was well taken care of while I were out of town! She was even sad to leave...maybe because Val has better treats!

Thanks, Val! You rock!
Val is awesome! Our dog loves going to his house and she always comes back tired. We are repeat customers and will continue to be!
Val (Sarge) has been great for our Bernedoodle, with a few overnight stays and a daycare stay over the last couple months. He's seen her grow from about 20 pounds to 50 pounds and has treated her very well. We also appreciate the training advice! We would recommend Val and his wife to anyone looking for a trusting spot to drop their pup.
Our 13 year old golden retriever recently stayed with Val and his wife for a total of 9 days. We couldn't be happier with the level of care she received! Val's home was inviting and well equipped for the guests he hosts.

A large fenced in yard, spare dog beds (our dog never uses her own at home but of course used any she could find at their house!) and abundance of love from Val and his wife made it a perfect home away from home for our dog. When we picked her up she was torn between getting head pats from us as well as Val - a sure sign she loved being with him and was well cared for!

Val sent us pictures three times during the week along with a paragraph to let us know how she was doing. This was SO appreciated and loved!

Without a doubt I would recommend Val. We will most definitely contact him in the future when we are out of town and need a loving home to care for our beloved family member!
Everything went better than expected! Will definitely use this service again!
Our dog received excellent care and we would recommend the Dog House without reservation. Laval kept in touch and sent photos, so we could enjoy our vacation without worrying about our dog while we were away.
Hattie did GREAT with Val and his wife!. Grateful to have someone near us we can trust to take care of!!
Sarge and his wife were wonderful! Stout had an awesome time and we loved the picture updates! It was such a relief to know she was in good hands while on vacation. Thank you for everything!
Archie had a great stay here, and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to give their dog a wonderful stay!
Oliver had a very nice visit with Val. He was very accommodating and Oliver felt right at home! Thanks Val!
Val and family were a great host for our Jack Russell Reggie. Val was very welcoming and helpful in explaining the program. Reggie was relaxed when we picked him up. All seemed to have gone well.
Sarge is a wonder host. Quick response time and flexible when needed. Always willing to take my pup and provides a wonderful atmosphere and returns a tired pup after an exciting visit. I would highly recommend.
I've never known anyone that treats my dog, better then we do. Laval's the best. And Topaz loved being with Laval, Sherry & Lexi.
Great experience! This was my second time leaving my dog with Val, and will definitely try to book again in the future. Thanks!
This was our first DogVacay experience and we couldn't be happier. Sophie had a great time with Val and his family. We definitely will be back.
FANTASTIC host. I have an older dog and worry about her a lot. Sarge posted regular photos and was so kind and understanding. He was flexible with drop off and pick-up timing to accommodate my needs and was great at communicating. I'll definitely be bringing Biscuit back when I need to travel again.
Very good experience. Bailey did well. We felt very comfortable with Val and his home. Thank you !!
Laval took in our pup on relatively short notice, and was very polite, professional, and kind throughout the whole process of dog sitting. I highly recommend him!
Very satisfied with the whole experience! I felt very comfortable leaving Ruby with Sarge, and when I came to pick her up, she was happy and worn out :) I highly recommend Sarge to anyone who wants to know their furry friend is being well taken care of while they are away.
Sarge and his wife are wonderful! Our dog loves coming here and they love having him. They have a great fenced-in yard and their dog is very nice and playful.
These hosts were excellent in every way-- responsive, responsible, caring, great, secure yard and it's clear they love dogs. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
Thanks to Val and Chari. It helped ease my mind seeing the photos and notes regarding Sadie's stay in there home. Sadie has anxiety issues if left alone so I appreciated the extra time spent to calm her down after I left and knowing someone was there for her allowed me to relax during our family vacation. I am very happy to recommend them to anyone else and will use them again if needed in the future.
Laval was great with Kolt and we know he had a great weekend playing with Lexi!
Sarge was great with my two pups. Tucker is a rambunctious puppy and Milo is a cranky old man, but he handled them both wonderfully. I think they had a great time running around in Sarge's backyard. I will definitely try to book with him again!
Kodi is always happy and healthy when he returns. He just spent 10 nights with Sarge and Chari and we appreciate that they are such great caretakers.
Val took great care of our dog over a long weekend. He's professional and kind, and he and his wife are clearly animal lovers.
This was the first time we left our sweet boy with anyone, and he was so well taken care of and loved on, our fears were so relieved from the first contact with Val. Our pug has some seperation anxiety, but he warmed up to Val right away. We even recieved a wonderful email with pictures that night saying everything was fine. We will definitely be booking with Val again...we already have a day care visit scheduled!
We feel very fortunate to have found Sarge and his wife Chari. They are great caretakers!
Laval was the best dog care giver ever. He took such great care of our dog, Topaz. I will definantly take her there again. Topaz was happy there. If you want to take your dog somewhere, with no worries. Laval would be the person to take your dog to.
It was absolutely perfect for Yoshi! I was soo upset because of it being our first time away from him but he clearly enjoyed himself!! Wonderful people and wonderful home!!
Our dog was well cared for during our recent vacation and had all the comforts of home. We really appreciated the pictures we received while we were away. Thanks so much!
I would recommend Laval (Sarge) to everyone! He did a great job with our Dog Daddy! Him and his wife are very loving and caring. I would trust any dog I had with Sarge! He is a lovely man and very good with dogs.
We were extremely satisfied with our DogVacay experience!! Val took excellent care of our dog, Chloe: she was happy and healthy upon our return. She was allowed free reign in their home and garden. Val has a gentle golden retriever so Chloe made a new dog friend, as well. Val took our reservation at the last minute, and was flexible about our return date. We loved getting the DogVacay Photo Updates! Val sent us lovely, professional-quality pictures of Chloe. Our DogVacay experience was super positive thanks to Val. We would highly recommend this host.
I have a geriatric dog almost 15 years old named Maggie. She has a few age related issues such as with her hips and she is a fussy eater. Laval was very patient with her and gave her personal attention that she would never receive if I were to leave her at a kennel. Laval and his wife went over the top in taking care of her. I left her with them for more than a full week and I felt very comfortable and worry free. He also communicated very well when ever he had a question or if I had a question and he takes good pictures too. Tom and Karen
Val was the best! Our Ryeley loved him - which is really important to us! Val was able to adjust to Ryeley's energy level and we loved the pictures! Ryeley came back to us a tired dog - always a good sign! Ryeley and we recommend Val highly!
We were so happy Laval was able to take our baby at such last min and was so good to her. He helped us with the potty training while we were gone and gave her the love she needed. We will definitely use Laval again.
I was so very happy with Laval. I will always leave my pet with him he was just great and my dog was well taken care of , just like I myself would take care of her. My overall experience was just wonderful. I can't thank you enough.
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