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Matt S.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Matt's Resident Pets

3 yr 2 mo old

Matt's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Matt

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My wife and I have a Standard Poodle and I grew up with Yorkshire Terriers. All dogs are welcome into our home, however, I am more hesitant on larger male dogs due to Kona not being neutered. As long as your male is not dominant and likes to play, Kona should get along great with your pup. I am open to all meet n greets, but please keep that in mind. I can also come to your home for overnight dog sitting, check-in/visits and especially walk your dogs. I love to play fetch with dogs and walk/run with your dogs if you prefer even more exercise for them!

I work as an Athletic Trainer at Saint Johns High School, so I am free during the morning/early afternoon hours (6am-1:00pm) during the week to attend to your dog's needs while you are at work. I am also available on most weekends. Please feel free to contact me as my schedule is pretty flexible.

I currently offer doggy daycare, in addition to overnight boarding. I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

At this time, I only offer sitting for dogs;
I don’t currently accept cats. Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine

Matt S.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matt's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Matt's Home
$26 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$16 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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19 Reviews
This was the best experience we have ever had with leaving town without our Lillie. Normally I am a little anxious, worried she is homesick and sad, but Matt sent pictures everyday with notes on what activities they had done, and when I picked her up, she was happy to come home, but didn't seem desperate to get out of there. I am so happy to have found someone I can leave her with in the future. Matt and his wife were just excellent. And their dog, Kona, was also great. I would highly recommend them to friends and family.
Matt had a busy house the day he watched my dogs, but everyone was happy at the end of the day. I had a new rescue who we were still learning her temperament, Matt handled her beautifully. Both dogs came home happy and tired. Matt will continue to be our go-to when we are in the area!
Matt was great!!! He took great care of my baby Odin. Open communication and constant updates while I was gone which was a great comfort!!
Our pomeranian-eskimo has stayed at Matt's before. When being dropped off this time he got very happy and excited as soon as he figured out where he was going. Need I say more? Highly recommend Matt to care for your dog. He gives lots of love and attention to each visitor/boarder. Lovely home in a nice neighborhood and very dog friendly--allowed on couch, medium sized fenced yard, lots of toys, etc. All an owner could want.
Matt (and his wife Jill) were fantastic daycare provider for our pomeranian-eskimo yesterday!
They have a wonderful home and back yard perfect for the dogs to play together in. Mona, Matt's dog is tall and a bit loud but totally harmless as he states on his vacay site. His dog is just excited to see whoever has come to play. Matt listened to my couple dietary concerns we had for Teddy carefully and gave him his feeding/snacks exactly as I asked him to. Teddy laid down in the back seat on our way home, tired, but with this ear to ear smile on his face. We would recommend Matt to anyone.
When I needed a dog walker on short notice, Matt was able to start the next day. He did an awesome job, was very trustworthy and communication was excellent. I would definitely recommend him and will be using his services next time
Matt and Kona were amazing! Bozley had a great time playing with Kona, they made great buddies. Matt made me feel comfortable with their home and where Bozley would be spending his day. I received pictures and updates, which was greatly appreciated. We will be using Matt and Kona again!
Champ was so happy to be with this awesome couple and their dogs! I look forward to his next vacation with them :)
Matt was absolutely amazing. I was unsure about leaving my dog with someone I don't know. But after being in constant contact with him before the stay and having him walk me through the house and meeting his dog, Kona, who is amazingly pleasant, I had no worries. I was sent photos several times a day and updates about how she was doing. She is an active dog but Matt and Kina wore her down everyday. I'm almost sad I'll have to take her away from that environment. I will definitely be rebooking with them.
Great care and communication as always!
Once again, Matt & Jill did a pawsome job with Ben. When we came to pick up Ben yesterday, the Benster let us know he wasn't ready to go and ran back onto the couch with that "come back later" look. We couldn't believe it!!!! Here we are thinking Ben is missing us and he actually is saying, "I like it here and I'm not ready to go home yet!!!" That's a wonderful feeling when you can go out of town and know your dog is having a great time without you. Thanks again Matt and Jill :)
Our dog was happy with Matt and Jill! Our dog frequently doesn't eat when we leave town, but she was comfortable enough at their place to eat her meals without problem! It's great that they have a fenced in backyard. We really appreciated having photos and updates while we were gone. They were also flexible with us changing our pick up time. We are planning to use them again in the future.
Great care and great communication. Could not be more happy. Will be using Matt and Jill again in the future. Nice to know you can relax while your on vacation.
We would definitely recommend Matt and Jill (and Kona). They were very accommodating, patient and loving with our pups. We enjoyed the daily pics and videos they sent. We could not be happier with their service, good people to boot. No hesitation on making a future reservation.
Matt and Jill were wonderful hosts. They are warm and responsive, and their dog Kona was playful and gentle with our dog who is significantly smaller. They sent daily updates with photos of the two playing and cuddling together. We would be excited to have Peanut stay with them again.
Matt and Jill are a wonderful couple and they took great care of Marvin!
I am so glad I found Matt and Jill through Dogvacay!! They were able to watch my dog, Sugar, with only one day notice which saved my own vacay! They sent pictures and text messages daily to let me know how Sugar was doing. What a great service--Sugar got one on one attention and lots of love! I will definitely take Sugar there again if the need arises and will absolutely recommend Matt and Jill to my friends.!
Matt & Jill were awesome hosts for our dog Ellie! Given our travel schedule, we had odd hours for drop-off & pick-up, but Matt was very responsive and accommodating. Our dog was very happy to play with their puppy & it was a great fit from the moment we arrived. We'll be back!
Thanks Matt & Jill for taking such good care of Ben for us. Kona and Ben appeared to be the best of buddies and we couldn't be more pleased. Ben had a great time. Daryl and I would definitely give you a 5 STAR PAWSOME review!!!! Thanks again for everything!!!
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