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Daniel R.

62 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

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About Daniel

A healthy dog is a happy dog.

I take great pleasure in providing a safe, caring, enjoyable environment for my little friends. As a firm believer in dog exercise, all dogs will get several walks around the neighborhood daily. They will get to visit all the fire hydrants, light poles, and trees their little hearts desire. Walks typically last thirty minutes but are adjusted for weather, size of the dog, and breed. They will get to meet new people and make new dog friends along the way. On occasion we will jog the last block or two just to get the heart rate up (small and medium sized dogs only).

What if your dog cannot be in a home with other animals? That will not be a problem. With advanced scheduling, your dog can be assured of having the whole house to himself/herself.

-Pick-up and delivery is available on request.
-Text or email updates are standard.
-Dogs will have the run of the whole house during their stay.
-They may sleep in the human's bed if they like. Or on their blanket. Or in their crate.
-Spoiled dogs are welcome.
-Naughty dogs are welcome.
-Belly scratches are complimentary.

Please bring their food, crate (if necessary), and their favorite blanket, treats, and toys. Of course I can supply any of these items if necessary.
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Daniel R.

62 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Daniel's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At Daniel's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$5 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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62 Reviews
Dan was very accommodating and flexible for our schedule. Our dogs seemed to be very well taken care of and happy with their stay with Dan!
We love Dan and his fantastic service!
I wouldn't be able to go on vacation if I didn't think Cooper was not having the time of his life. Dan does such an amazing job with him.
Cooper loves Uncle Dan!
Great job and a great time had by Coop!
Dan does such a fantastic job taking care of Cooper! I can tell he really cares and treats my baby as his own.
Great time as usual!
Hank and Cooper have so much fun with Uncle Dan!
Cooper absolutely LOVES Uncle Dan!!
Our dog had a great time at Daniel's house! Daniel took great care of him and gave him a lot of playtime and exercise.
Dan did a great job watching over our two dogs. They are both extremely energetic puppies and love to play! He sent us an update on the first day we were gone.
Dan did a great job. He was very helpful to us in ensuring Finlay had a good time.
Our dogs stayed with Daniel for a week and were very well taken care of. We're happy, our dogs are happy, it was a great experience for us.
Thank you Daniel for taking great care of my little girls ??
My wife and I had a good experience with Dan. He was flexible with the dropoff/pickup times and was able to get our dog to take his medicine. You can see that he cares about the animals he looks after.
Sarge gets so excited when he sees Dan and always comes home smelling better than when he left.
Daniel is the best, I couldn't be happier with the way he took care of beau I would definitely take her back . Daniel took her for walks everyday and sent me pictures everyday. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone needing a dog sitter!
Excellent! Daniel provided daily feedback with pictures. I really appreciated being able to have a great house for my dog to stay in while I was out of town.
This was our first time taking Zoey to Daniel. He seemed very kind, loving and responsible. He gave us several pictures and updates and we were only gone two days! Zoey was not used to other dogs but fit right in with two big and one little dog friend. Daniel told us she played and was very good. Zoey must have had fun playing and going on walks because she slept (in between eating) for two days! We would definitely recommend Dan to anyone needing a dog sitter!
We could have not been any more pleased with our experience with Daniel! We took our dog to him for daycare at his home and he had a great time! Daniel was very accommodating, we were unaware of exactly when we would be picking him up that evening because of things that had come up, but he was very flexible with times and made it less of a worry for us! You can tell he really has a love for dogs, and I'm sure they love him just the same! Great experience, will definitely be booking with him again in the future!
Laci had a great time! I would take her back... Daniel took her for all the walks she could handle. Old Aussie still loves her walks!
We are new in town and needed a pet sitter urgently.. Our boy Bruno is not very comfortable with hyper active dogs and is better off left alone.. Daniel has been very accommodating and always makes sure that either Bruno is alone during his visits or has only those dogs around that are like Bruno! He is very responsive to messages and calls and keeps us posted about our baby. Bruno loves him and always has a very good time there.. Daniel is also very flexible with last minute changes in dates and timings making it very easy for us.. I highly recommend Daniel for all dog vacations !
Dan was very accommodating and it seemed like MC had a fun stay while able to also play a bit with Dan's other dogs. Thanks!
I liked that Diesel (my chocolate lab) was able to play with other dogs during his time with Dan. I also enjoyed how flexible Dan was with exchange times, very accommodating.
Daniel is always very friendly and Grace loves being there.
He communicated well before and during the stay, was friendly and caring, and all around a great host. Will definitely be using him again!
Was able to accommodate my same day request for an overnight stay. I felt very comfortable leaving my Max in Dan's care.

Good communication. I felt like Dan really enjoys dogs.

I look forward to some travel opportunities knowing Max has a loving place to stay.
My wife and I had a last minute work trip. Wouldn't ya know, it was during Spring Break. We couldn't find a kennel with availability within 100 miles. So, I started pursuing other options. I'll be honest, the idea of leaving our boys at someone's home made us nervous. But we didn't have a choice. That's about the time I found Daniel. Are we glad that we did! There is no substitute for the love and attention he gives. Our dogs will never be going back to a kennel as long as they can go to Dan's house.
Max had a great stay.

Daniel got in touch with me quickly when I was first looking for a sitter, which I appreciated. He was very good with Max when I first dropped off, which put me at ease. I could tell it was a good stay when Max was calm and relaxed and enjoying himself when I arrived to pick him up.
Dan watched our dog, Maxi, several times during our extended stay in the area. He was the BEST DOG SITTER EVER! Not only was he great with Maxi, but he was also extremely flexible, helpful, reliable, and accommodating. My husband's job requires us to travel for extended periods to places across the country and we found Dan to be a hard act to follow. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to feel secure their furry friend is in the best of care.
Coop loves going to Uncle Dan's house! Awesome care.
As usual, AWESOME job. Cooper loves Uncle Dan!
Due to some recent life changes I've needed someone to watch my dog Frankie quite frequently. Having used Dan once in the past he was my first choice and am I glad I went back to him. Dan is great with Frankie and an absolute pleasure to deal with! Also great is he usually has other dogs at the same time so, wonderful that Frankie has some friends to play with.

Dan is a great host, very accommodating regarding drop-off and pick-up time, responding to questions and concerns quickly, and sending frequent photo updates. I will definitely have Dan take care of my baby Joy again.
Our second time with Dan, and he did a great job again. I happily recommend him and will continue to use him as our dog-sitter for Brooks in the future!
Louie had a great always. Dan is great to work with and keeps me informed during Louie's stay.
Dan is a great guy and I feel very comfortable leaving my baby with him. He's mature and responsible, and was very helpful in working together to come up with a solution for our unique circumstances. Other dog sitters I have worked with have been very rigid and inflexible. Dan is professional and service oriented. He never made me feel imposing or out of line.

His home is very welcoming and quite clean. I appreciate leaving Maxi in a place that is not chaotic. He has a nice yard and a great family neighborhood to walk Maxi.

As for his time with Maxi, I think they both enjoy each other. After dropping her for her first visit, I drove away and then had to pull over to take a phone call. Before I got back on the road, Dan and Maxi came around the corner on their walk. I got a candid view of both of them hanging together like they'd known each other a long time. Very reassuring.

I highly recommend Dan, but the best testimony I can offer is this: I have already made my next reservation for four days in the coming week!

Thanks, Dan, for being a great and caring caregiver to our special cargo.
Dan was great, especially with Max who is special needs. Mini had a great time too! Both babies looked healthy and happy at pick up. I appreciated the nightly pictures!
Daniel was really great, we would definitely recommend him! Super nice guy, you can tell he really loves dogs and knows what they need. Daniel was very flexible with our schedule and was very attentive to how to care for Teddy when we dropped him off. Teddy also seemed immediately at ease with Daniel. We also got some great text updates while we were away, and it looked like they had a great time together! Teddy was a very happy pup when we picked him up - we couldn't have asked for a better sitter. Thanks Daniel!
This was our first time leaving Teddy away from home and Dan was up for the task with a playful puppy. We couldn't have asked for a better sitter and Teddy came home exhausted and is still sleeping..... So peaceful. Thx Dan
Coop slept for about 3 days straight!! He is always so happily exhausted every time he comes home. Dan does a very great job of taking care of Cooper. I would highly recommend him!
Cooper LOVES Dan. He is always so super happy and utterly exhausted when he gets home. We always feel really great about leaving him with "Uncle" Dan!
Our dog Brooks is more shy and nervous, and Dan did a wonderful job of patiently working with him and making him feel comfortable. Dan was great with him, and Brooks seemed quite happy when we picked him up. Dan also sent us daily updates on how Brooks was doing. I would highly recommend using Dan and plan to take Brooks back again next time we go out of town!
Daniel took time to get to know my dogs during the meet and greet so drop off was easy-they were already comfortable with him. They were happy to see me at pick up after a week, but not stressed out. They obviously had good treatment. When my dogs got home there was no transition period, it was just as if they had never left. All of this is very important for me to relax while out of town. I have already started talking to Daniel about the next visit.
Awesome as always!!
Dan was very good. Flexible with drop off and pick up times. Timely communication with me and photo updates. A better experience I can't imagine. I'm thankful to him for taking such good care of my dog. I will call on his services again, for sure.
Dan was very thoughtful and gave a lot of attention to detail and to my dog. He came back with his tail wagging.
Dan was great! We needed a last minute dog sitter and he responded quickly. Our little Frankie was in a great mood when we arrived and I could tell he had a great time!! If you need someone to watch your dog contact Dan. We'll definitely use him again. Thanks Dan!!
Per usual my little Whoopin had a blast! He always comes home completely exhausted and sleeps for at least one full day! Great job, Dan!
When I got my dog's bag out for his stuff, he seemed to figure out he was going to Dan's and he was very excited. Also very calm when I left him there. (Still, glad to see me when I arrived to pick him up!) Thanks, Dan!
Cooper always has such a great time and is always incredibly exhausted when he gets home! Thanks for doing a great job!
My Coonhound has a very sensitive personality. The last time I left her at a daycare she returned home acting differently for days. This time, when I returned from my business trip to pick her up, she was acting just the same as when I left. Daniel pays attention to detail and is definitely trustworthy to leave your pet with. I highly recommend him.
Dan's always great with Rascal! My dog has stayed with him three times, and is always glad to see him when we arrive. I've already booked his next stay. Thanks, Dan!
Daniel was really easy to work with and seemed to take good care of our great dane. Our dog has a spinal condition that requires some extra TLC, and it is very important that he does not get too much exercise. When we picked him up he seemed happy and rested! One thing to note is that he did not know of a local vet he could go to in case of emergency. I assume this is because he doesn't currently have his own pet. It might not be an issue for many people, I just wanted to note it. He did say he would look one up just in case, which I appreciated.
Cooper seems to be very happy and absolutely exhausted! He seemed completely content and not at all agitated like previous vacations with other hosts. Dan did a very good job and we look forward to working with him again!
Dan is great to work with and Louie has a great time. He was so flexible with us when we had a last minute trip. Louie will definitely be going back.
This is the second time my dog has stayed with Dan. My dog was wagging his tail on the way in, so it seemed he was pleased to be back. I think Dan is great with dogs and it shows that he cares for them!
I think my dog was very happy with Dan. Will definitely have him stay there again!
Dan was very nice and you could tell he loves dogs. He sent us a photo and update of our dog which was very nice to see. Dan was very flexible with our schedule. We told him that we were going to stay an additional day on our vacation and he helped make that happen by keeping our dog an extra day for us! We liked the fact that Dan takes the dogs for walks twice a day. We would recommend Dan as caregiver for your furry family member! We felt at ease leaving our dog with him. Thanks, Sonja
This was Rachel's first vacay stay with Daniel. She was only there 1 night. Daniel informed us that she was a nice houseguest and could stay again!! There was 1other guest a female around the same size as Rachel a med. size Golden Retriever, they got along fine. Daniel said they pretty much ignored each other, which is good I think! He was a bit disappointed and hoped they would become Bfdf!
Rachel usually goes to another dog vacay home where she knows the family, dogs and routine which makes me very comfortable and doesn't stress me or the pooch out. We travel sometimes for over a week and the other host family is very popular and book up quickly so I think it is very, important to find another host and get you and your dog use to a whole new home, family, and routine.
I'm sure it's more stressful for you not the dog!!
Rachel came home tired and happy! Daniel had taken her for a walk and played ball with her in the house!
I will book again soon with Daniel for a few days next time, and know she will be fine and we will travel without the stress that comes along with leaving your "child" with someone new!
Dan was fabulous! Roxy had a great time and got lots of exercise and companionship. We look forward to boarding with him in the future. ALso his house is emaculate.
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