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Brandon S.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Brandon's Resident Pets

London
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
7 yr 5 mo old

Brandon's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Brandon

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, my name is Brandon C. Smith. I am an avid dog lover with two DOG-ters of my own. London and Blue love new friends and are great examples of a big/little dog combination. I work full time for General Motors, but I work 7 blocks away from home...so I'm always around. I have cared for dogs since I was in the second grade for about 23 years now. I have managed a pet store and day care and just frankly love to be around animals. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to bring them to me. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Brandon S.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 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.
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.
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Web Training Complete
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Phone Interviewed
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brandon's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Brandon's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
16 Reviews
Home Checked
Brandon's home is a loft in downtown LA with plenty of open space for dog romping. In fact, his complex is so dog friendly there may be more dogs than people in the building. While Brandon's flooring is tile and thus great for dog sitting, sometimes it's not the best for older dogs who need more stability. In those cases, Brandon will be happy to put down a rug.

Speaking of special need's dogs, Brandon can also administer oral medication. He has experience with dogs of many different stripes and has worked in a pet store before so he's very conscientious about dog needs and quirks.

Also worth noting, Brandon's dog London is lovely. She's very warm and loves all kinds of dogs. Sometimes Brandon will also have his family's dog Blue with him. She too is dog friendly.

And lastly, while Brandon does spend time out of his loft during the day, he works very close to home so checking in is possible. Likewise, when needed, his mother can come over and provide closer to 24/7 care.
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We were leaving our pup here for Christmas and felt so comfortable leaving him with Brandon. Over the course of 9 days we got frequent pictures and videos, and we knew Doc was getting all the love and attention he needed. Our little guy has a somewhat particular food regimen that involved vitamins and fish oil once a day too and Brandon didn't miss a step. He was so professional and warm and welcoming, I couldn't imagine a better host!
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Super-friendly guy, my dog warmed to him immediately.
I like that other dogs were being looked after too, so mine had lots of play. Walks seemed frequent and the videos sent during his stay we're really welcome.
Thank you.
Helo was exhausted by the time we got him home, which is fantastic: show he had a lot of fun.
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While away in Vegas he sent me text photos of my dogs ! He set the bar among the other guests dog sitters with me in Vegas. Excellent job Brandon. I will use you again !
What a wonderful experience! I had a spontaneous trip that came up and Brandon was very helpful and worked around my schedule. He sent me daily updates and even videos via text to show me my dog was okay. I would not hesitate to contact Brandon again next time I need a dog sitter. Thanks Brandon!
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My Stella loved her doggie Vacay with Brandon. I received pictures and videos almost daily to show me how she was doing, and he sent me great notes too. When I came to pick up Stella, she was happy, relaxed, loving--even moreso than before, if that's possible!
Brandon is totally attentive, alive, communicative, flexible, caring, and completely competent. He creates an environment where doggies get along well and thrive. I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend his care for your beloved doggie. Stella loved her experience so much I would bring her back for a night just so she can be in such a great environment! She misses Brandon and the crew!
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Brandon was absolutely awesome with my Feebie girl. He sent me daily videos of her so I could see how she was doing. She had a blast hanging out with Brandon and his other doggie guests. He had his hands full and managed to give all the dogs great attention. I'm excited to finally have someone I trust to take care of my dog. We will back for sure.
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We were so pleased with Brandon services ...we're from Canada vacationing and we visited Universal studio and stay at Marriott Hotel in Burbank Airport in LA. He was our lifesaver, at the last minute we needed to find a sitter for our dog Taco and he came to the rescue.
We recommend him to anyone. He was kind and very acommodating.
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Brandon is awesome, sent me pictures the whole time and understood my dogs personality and needs almost instantly. Repeat business all day! I recommend Brandon to anyone with a dog they love.
Another great stay with Brandon, he's a dog whisperer for sure. Our dog has not always been the most social with other dogs, but a couple days with Brandon and she was a part of the pack. When I picked her up, we were hanging out on the street and Macy (our dog) saw something on the sidewalk she wanted to gobble up and Brandon spotted it before I did and quickly and skillfully got whatever it is out of her mouth, and she let him without any fuss. The guy knows dogs, and knows what he's doing.
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Brandon was great with Floyd. He really understood his personality and gave me regular updates on how he was getting along on his vacay. Brandon is a good alpha! He keeps pets calm and really loves doing it. He was nice with me too! I would recommend him and also have Floyd spend time with him again.
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Mr. Bumpy had a great time while away. Videos and pics helped me feel connected. Thanks, Brandon! We will be back!
This guy was awesome after two sitters that quit he took up the challenge and passed with flying colors. I would definitely use him again. Our dog came back a happy camper.
Brandon was great, very helpful, flexible and had a great space for the dogs to play. He sent lovely videos every day to show how our pup was doing and she seemed very happy when we picked her up
Brandon was so accommodating and really easy to work with. My place was getting fumigated for the day and I was so grateful to find someone last minute who took such great care of Penelope. She came home smelling fresh and clean and I could tell she had lots of exercise because she was tuckered out! Definitely recommend.
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Brandon was great! Super cool, very knowledgeable about dogs, totally in control of the situation. Also excellent communication and flexibility. Highly recommended!
Thanks for taking care of Oscar. He was in great hands.
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